Recent changes in java-1.6.0-openjdk (font dependencies)

Ronald Wahl rwahl at
Fri Nov 26 20:58:31 UTC 2010


today I was very surprised that updating my F13 system required me to 
install ~20 fonts packages. Digging around a bit showed me that change 
in the java-1.6.0-openjdk package:

Can anyone tell me the reason for all these fonts dependencies?

I think it is not the business of packages to require specific fonts. 
Fonts are something that should be entirely under control of the system 


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