[Bug 401641] Add dependency on mkfontdir and mkfontscale: xorg-x11-font-utils

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Tue Nov 27 21:31:14 UTC 2007

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Summary: Add dependency on mkfontdir and mkfontscale: xorg-x11-font-utils


------- Additional Comments From nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net  2007-11-27 16:31 EST -------
(In reply to comment #4)

> Alternatively we could fix the font guidelines to drop the bogus demand 

This is not a bogus demand and works fine for other font backends, and there's
no reason it can not work fine for core fonts.

> And Nicolas, can we please get some more care for core fonts in the font sig,

Core fonts will get as much care in the SIG as core fonts users contribute. It's
a wiki, write autoritative core font scriptlets or guidelines I've said many
times I would welcome them.

What I refuse to do is to do this work in the stead of core font users. I've
paid the "can not find font fixed" price like everyone in the distro for years,
it's time for core font users to start taking care of themselves.

> core fonts are not going to go away,
> they are used by Xt and derived toolkits like Xaw, and motif, that adds up to
> a lot of apps we are talking about.

Then surely there is at least one core font user willing to expend the time to
think about and write core fonts packaging guidelines.

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