[Bug 466667] New: cjkunifont install packages in inexistent directory

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Summary: cjkunifont install packages in inexistent directory


           Summary: cjkunifont install packages in inexistent directory
           Product: Fedora
           Version: rawhide
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: medium
          Priority: medium
         Component: cjkunifonts
        AssignedTo: cchance at redhat.com
        ReportedBy: nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
         QAContact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: petersen at redhat.com, besfahbo at redhat.com,
                    cchance at redhat.com, fedora-fonts-bugs-list at redhat.com
    Classification: Fedora

cjkunifont 0_2_20080216_1-4_fc10 has been changed to install files in
/etc/fonts/conf.avail, deviating from our official packaging guidelines

As a result it may now install files in an unowned directory, with all the
associated problems, since /etc/fonts/conf.avail is not referenced in our
guidelines and not provided by filesystem like /etc/fonts/conf.d

Moreover /etc/fonts/conf.avail is hosting file templates which are not
modifiable, and should be moved to /usr/share to respect the FHS. Any packager
that will follow this unfortunate example will now make rpmlint complain. So
upholding this pattern would require modifying rpmlint too.

This is all a big mess.

All those problems would have been identified had the deviation from guidelines
been properly discussed on the fonts list beforehand. Please do not deviate
from guidelines in the future without public discussion.

Since I'm a nice guy, I've posted a guidelines change request here

Please participate in this guideline change discussion now and abide *strictly*
by FPC's ultimate decision.

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