Debian true type fonts go under /var

Bug #125590 reported by Christopher Yeleighton on 2007-07-12
2
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defoma (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: defoma

Debian true type fonts are stored under /var. It is not appropriate. /var is for storing databases, not for system components; system components should be stored under /usr. Note that the original Debian distribution follows the standard scheme:

http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_contents.pl?searchmode=filelist&word=ttf-dejavu&version=stable&arch=all

Shirish Agarwal (shirishag75) wrote :

Well I dunno if this is under feisty as under gutsy dejavu fonts are ttf-dejavu

shirish@ubuntu:~$ dpkg -L ttf-dejavu
/.
/usr
/usr/share
/usr/share/fonts
/usr/share/fonts/truetype
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans-BoldOblique.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans-ExtraLight.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans-Oblique.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansCondensed-BoldOblique.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansCondensed-Oblique.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansCondensed.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansMono-Bold.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansMono-BoldOblique.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansMono-Oblique.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansMono.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerif-Bold.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerif-BoldOblique.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerif-Oblique.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerif.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerifCondensed-Bold.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerifCondensed-BoldOblique.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerifCondensed-Oblique.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerifCondensed.ttf
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu/BUGS
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu/README
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu/status.txt.gz
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu/copyright
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu/NEWS.gz
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu/langcover.txt.gz
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu/unicover.txt.gz
/etc
/etc/defoma
/etc/defoma/hints
/etc/defoma/hints/ttf-dejavu.hints

Please give more info.

Font Path:
  /usr/share/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1,/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi,/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi,/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType

ls -l /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType

shows a soft link for each single font file which are indeed stored under /usr/share.
In view of this, I am really not sure whether this bug is valid or not. Perhaps it is not a bug, it is only strange at the first sight.

Steven Harms (sharms) wrote :

Not a bug

Changed in defoma:
status: New → Invalid
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