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Bug#543512: update-fonts-alias should skip removed fonts

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 22:21:08 +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:

> Your patch makes us ship /var/lib/xfonts/excluded-aliases in the
> package, so AFAICT it will replace the local version on each
> xfonts-utils upgrade, which is not what we want.  I'll change this to
> create the file in postinst if it doesn't exist, and remove it in
> postrm.
> Thanks for the patch, I'll try to find time to review more closely and
> upload it soonish.
I think I've fixed this, I put a package up for testing at
I haven't tested that this works properly, and I don't know when I can
do that, so any help would be welcome (install that package, purge it,
install a font package using the patched debhelper, etc).
It's also in the debian-unstable branch at


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