Bundled/embedded data in a package

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Sat Sep 15 18:53:30 UTC 2012

Ben Rosser wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Nicolas Mailhot <
> nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> wrote:
>> Adobe CMAP is used by lots of font, ps and pdf related apps and IIRC
>> packaging it is currently on the wishlist.
>> You should unbundle it and create a separate package.
>> I don't think CMAP has security implications, but projects that bundle
>> old versions of the Adobe datafiles will behave in non-optimal ways when
>> they hit a font/text combination that requires a mapping Adobe introduced
>> in a later version.
> That sounds like a good idea.
> How should it work though? I can grab all the .tar.z files from
> http://sourceforge.net/adobe/cmap/home/Home/, extract them, and throw them
> somewhere into /usr/share (/usr/share/cmap/)... then packages can grab
> up-to-date copies of the cmap resources from there?

that content should (loosely at least) match the content within the poppler-
data package.

-- rex

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