[Bug 477606] RFE: warn on fonts installed outside %_fontbasedir

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--- Comment #3 from Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi>  2008-12-22 10:02:20 EDT ---
It's not about feeling better, macros that don't exist simply cannot be used -
even a fallback of not doing anything if it doesn't exist would IMO be impolite
arm-twisting other distros into implementing it and rpmlint is not a place for
that as far as I'm concerned.  The general trend in upstream rpmlint has been
to get rid of any such distro specific things recently.  (BTW I wonder why
simply %{_datadir}/fonts was not good enough for the fonts SIG and a new macro
(== portability issue) had to be invented.)

If you'd like this to be implemented in upstream rpmlint rather than the Fedora
one, feel free to submit an upstream RFE or let me know and I'll do it, and we
can close this issue here.  Anyway, if this goes upstream (no matter who
submits), please be prepared to take cross distro considerations into account
in the request, answer questions and/or present evidence that distros will
start adopting something very similar - that way it's much more likely that
someone will be interested in implementing it.

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