[Bug 511668] FTBFS knm_new-fonts-1.1-5.fc11

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Fri Jul 17 17:35:54 UTC 2009

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Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
          Component|fontpackages                |knm_new-fonts
         AssignedTo|nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net |tagoh at redhat.com

--- Comment #9 from Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net>  2009-07-17 13:35:53 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #8)
> The reason why this failed is:
> Generating content for font package: knm-new-fonts  
> error: line 53: Package does not exist: %post -n knm-new-fonts  

Well, fontpackages used to do no processing on the name the packager gave to 
%_font_pkg and many packagers got it wrong, resulting in lots of back and forth
getting them to fix it. So now it massages the name given in argument to try to
correct it. It fixes many human problems and improves packager poductivity.

> As in Package Naming Guidelines, this package is included in a kind of
> exceptions for the underscore rule.
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:NamingGuidelines#Separators

I *really* do not want to add any more package naming processing to
fontpackages. It is already quite over-engineered without needing to handle a
fixed list of historical exceptions to guidelines. Given that this is the
*only* font package that fails because of an underline, would it be possible to
rename it to use the standard fedora package name separator ?

I'm quite sure the guidelines exception list was written to avoid unnecessary
work on existing packages, but trying to maintain it will have the reverse
effect now.

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