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Bug#221887: marked as done (better error reporting from application scripts)

Your message dated Thu, 03 May 2012 18:37:48 +0000
with message-id <E1SQ0uS-0001db-19@franck.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#651494: Removed package(s) from unstable
has caused the Debian Bug report #221887,
regarding better error reporting from application scripts
to be marked as done.

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--- Begin Message ---
Package: defoma
Version: 0.11.5
Severity: important

Defoma silently failed to register fonts for ghostscript because
/var/lib/defoma/gs.d/dirs/fonts did not exist.

The main problem was, that the failure was silent. Not a single word was
printed anywhere until I did:

defoma-font unregister-all ...gs.hints
defoma-font -v register-all ...gs.hints

Then defoma replied with lot of messages like this:
/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/z003034l.pfb: failed to register for package gs, status(3).

errno 3 => No such process

It does not seem to mean errno and does not seem to be helpful at all.
And even this is only printed with the -v option.

The magic I needed to cast to solve the problem (including strace to see
what directory the fonts should have been in) can't be expected of
normal user.

Please, make defoma create directories it needs if they don't exist or
at least make it complain loudly on such an error, preferably with
helpful message and in a way that crashes post-install script of package
registering fonts, so user knows that something went wrong.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux vagabond 2.4.22 #2 Ne zář 21 17:37:55 CEST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=cs_CZ

Versions of packages defoma depends on:
ii  dialog                   0.9b-20031002-1 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  file                     4.06-1          Determines file type using "magic"
ii  perl                     5.8.2-2         Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  whiptail                 0.51.4-18       Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

-- no debconf information

						 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec <bulb@ucw.cz>

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--- Begin Message ---
Version: 0.11.12+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package defoma has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see http://bugs.debian.org/651494

The version of this package that was in Debian prior to this removal
can still be found using http://snapshot.debian.org/.

This message was generated automatically; if you believe that there is
a problem with it please contact the archive administrators by mailing

Debian distribution maintenance software
Alexander Reichle-Schmehl (the ftpmaster behind the curtain)

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