Bug#284844: konsole: Missing Font "Linux"
On Sunday 19 December 2004 08:30 am, Ronny Standtke wrote:
> > the Debian Policy, which explicitly forbids us from making a package
> > Depend: on a font package
> OK, thak you for the explanation.
> > the solution to this problem is to get new users to install
> > Recommended packages as well, which some tools (e.g., aptitude) will
> > do by default.
> No, the solution to this problem is not to tell new Debian users how to
> fix it manually but to have the default installatoion free of bugs. This
> means installing xfonts-konsole by default and enabling bitmapped fonts
> by default.
> > the fontconfig issue 'enable bitmapped fonts by default' should be, if
> > at all, in a separate bug report
> OK, I will file two new bug reports if you wish so. But I am quite new to
> the Debian BTS and have a small problem: What is the correct package in
> BTS to report that missing xfonts-konsole?
I don't think a bug about the missing xfonts-konsole is necessary - konsole
already recommends xfonts-konsole, and the recommended package manager for
new installs (aptitude) as well as the old recommended package manager
(deselect) both install recommended packages by default. As Adeodato
pointed out, it would be against Debian policy if konsole depended on
I agree that it would be great if fontconfig enabled bitmap fonts by
default. See bugs 197872 and 232213 against fontconfig regarding that. I
recently asked a question in one of them, though, and got no response, so
I'm not sure how successful you can be.