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Bug#540763: marked as done (ghostscript: please remove defoma dependency)

Your message dated Tue, 15 Nov 2011 20:41:03 +0100
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has caused the Debian Bug report #540763,
regarding ghostscript: please remove defoma dependency
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Source: ghostscript
Severity: wishlist
Usertags: defoma-removal

I'm investigating the possibility of removing defoma from Debian during
the squeeze release cycle and migrating everything to fontconfig.
ghostscript currently contains a defoma script. Confusingly it (libgs8)
also depends on fontconfig,. Presumably the defoma support could be
removed and everything would still work fine.

The current ghostscript defoma backend generates the following files:


These files could be generated with a script using fontconfig instead of
defoma, run using a dpkg trigger. Alternatively, if the current use of
fontconfig in libgs8 makes these files not needed, then they can just be
dropped and removed on upgrade/purge.

It also symlinks all the TrueType and Type1 fonts into this directory:


Presumably for that you could just change the --with-fontpath in
debian/rules to drop that directory since it already
has /usr/share/fonts in the fontpath. You would need to check that it
recurses into subdirectories searching for fonts to make sure that this
works properly.

BTW, here are the font paths used by Fedora:

      * /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript
      * /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1
      * /usr/share/fonts/default/amspsfnt/pfb
      * /usr/share/fonts/default/cmpsfont/pfb
      * /usr/share/fonts
      * /usr/share/ghostscript/conf.d
      * /etc/ghostscript
      * /etc/ghostscript/<version>



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Version: 8.71~dfsg2-2

This bug was fixed in that version

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