fonts-droid-fallback is missing "Provides: fonts-droid"

Bug #1727291 reported by Mikko Rantalainen on 2017-10-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fonts-android (Debian)
fonts-android (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

16.04 LTS has renamed package "fonts-droid" as "fonts-droid-fallback" and the new package Breaks the old package. However, the new package is missing "Provides: fonts-droid" which would allow
existing scripts and 3rd party packages with dependency to "fonts-droid" to continue working.

Unless there's some reason not to include "Provides: fonts-droid" I would request adding it.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: fonts-droid-fallback (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-54.57~16.04.1-lowlatency 4.8.17
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-54-lowlatency x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.10
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: X-Cinnamon
Date: Wed Oct 25 14:08:54 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-02-23 (975 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20150218.1)
SourcePackage: fonts-android
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-06-10 (502 days ago)

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks for your report!

Hmm.. It would be a bit late for this kind of change in Xenial, wouldn't it? I added a Debian bug from March 2016 with a similar request (transitional package), but that bug hasn't been fixed.

Which packages and scripts *depending* on fonts-droid do you have in mind? (Can't help to think that they should have been changed by now...)

Changed in fonts-android (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in fonts-android (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
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