[Bug 477381] Please convert to new font packaging guidelines

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--- Comment #3 from Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info>  2008-12-25 02:08:12 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> Fonts in the package have been replaced with symlinks to system fonts.

thx for that Wart. 

But please allow me one question reg. the patch:

> +Requires:       dejavu-fonts-experimental bitstream-vera-fonts
> [...]
> +ln -s %{_datadir}/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSansCondensed.ttf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/%{name}/fonts/DejaVuSansCondensed.ttf
> +ln -s %{_datadir}/fonts/bitstream-vera/Vera.ttf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/%{name}/fonts/vera_sans.ttf

Maybe a matter of taste, but wouldn't it be better to use those as requires:

Requires: %{_datadir}/%{name}/fonts/DejaVuSansCondensed.ttf
Requires: %{name}/fonts/vera_sans.ttf

That way the broken deps report will yell as soon as the files move (which
breaks the symlinks). That happens rarely (if ever), but I guess sooner or
later it will...

And yes, I'm aware that file deps outside of *bin/ have disadvantages

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