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Bug#551515: marked as done (defoma: Do not register non-existant fonts from .hints)

Your message dated Thu, 03 May 2012 18:37:48 +0000
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and subject line Bug#651494: Removed package(s) from unstable
has caused the Debian Bug report #551515,
regarding defoma: Do not register non-existant fonts from .hints
to be marked as done.

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--- Begin Message ---
Package: defoma
Version: 0.11.10-0.2
Severity: normal

There always seems to be packages in Debian that list wrong or
otherwise non-existing paths or file names in the "begin" lines in
their .hints files.  For instance, lenny contains at least 11 such
broken .hints files.

Currently, defoma-font silently accepts these bogus entries and
creates bogus references (such as dangling symlinks) for such
non-existing font files.

I would strongly suggest that this behaviour be changed as

   1. If the begin line points to a non-existing file, do not try
   to register the font (but do continue to support
   unregister/purge for such dead entries!).
   2. If at all possible, report any such failures loudly, so font
   packagers will know their package is broken.

Something like this in defoma-font.pl sub hintfile_read() in the
'end' branch:

            } elsif ($Debian::Defoma::Id::Register and not -f $font) {
                printe("$hintfile($lnum): $font: ",
                       "Font file does not exist!");
                $font = '';
                @hints = ();

And then in each sub com_[re]register*()
   $Debian::Defoma::Id::Register = 1;

If necessary, add the Register variable in the appropriate module
with a default value of 0.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31jbj3.4-43 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages defoma depends on:
ii  file                  4.26-1             Determines file type using "magic"
ii  perl                  5.10.0-19lenny2    Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  whiptail              0.52.2-11.3+lenny1 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

Versions of packages defoma recommends:
pn  libft-perl                    <none>     (no description available)

Versions of packages defoma suggests:
ii  defoma-doc                   0.11.10-0.2 Debian Font Manager documentation
pn  dfontmgr                     <none>      (no description available)
ii  psfontmgr                    0.11.10-0.2 PostScript font manager -- part of
ii  x-ttcidfont-conf             31          TrueType and CID fonts configurati

-- no debconf information

--- End Message ---
--- 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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