Re: Removing orphaned packages from testing
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 8:44 AM, Raphael Geissert
> If there are 148 packages there should be at least what, 20 maintainers? (I
> would hope there are far more) why don't they, or the fonts team, adopt
> defoma? or replace it with something else? 16 months of preparation of
> squeeze should be more than enough time to do any of both options.
I hope to patch up the 6 or so packages that actually need defoma to
switch to fontconfig so we can remove defoma for good. As a first
start I've filed a few bugs upstream (except for
xorg/x-ttcidfont-conf) and will be working on porting these to
fontconfig after filing bugs on the Debian side. I think the rest of
the packages are just fonts and the defoma deps can easily be removed.
After that dh_installdefoma can be removed from debhelper and the
defoma bits can be removed from fontconfig.
$ cat ~/todo/debian.defoma
Of these, several need porting to fontconfig:
A few already use fontconfig or appear to:
gnustep-back0.14-cairo (there are other gnustep-back* packages)
ghostscript (via libgs)
>> Perhaps removing all the orphaned leaf packages would be a good start
> Or finding an adopter.
Sure, for packages that have been orphaned for a long time, that seems