libgs9-common recommends fonts-droid-fallback, which isn't in main

Bug #1621210 reported by Brian Murray on 2016-09-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ghostscript (Ubuntu)
Gunnar Hjalmarsson

Bug Description

libgs9-common now recommends fonts-droid-fallback which is provided by the fonts-android package. fonts-android used to be in main, see LP: #1249132 for the previous MIR.

apt-cache show libgs9-common
Package: libgs9-common
Priority: optional
Section: libs
Installed-Size: 5353
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <email address hidden>
Original-Maintainer: Debian Printing Team <email address hidden>
Architecture: all
Source: ghostscript
Version: 9.19~dfsg+1-0ubuntu2
Recommends: fonts-droid-fallback

Changed in fonts-android (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Printing Team (ubuntu-printing)
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

I suppose this is due to <>. In Ubuntu (and flavors) previous fonts-droid depends/recommends were replaced with fonts-noto-cjk in Xenial; please see <>.

Wondering if it would be better in Ubuntu to change that libgs9-common recommend to fonts-noto-cjk instead. (Maybe also in Debian.)

Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Yeah, I thought noto was the replacement. Unless there's a good reason android is needed, I'd prefer we standardize.

Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

This was simply an oversight when I tried minimize the delta between Debian and Ubuntu, letting the new Ghostscript package be based on Debian's with the only difference that the libopenjpeg shipped with Ghostscript is used and not the system's one.

I can simply reapply the change to get it recommending fonts-noto-cjk, giving us the quality advantage.

Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

I do not find any Ghostscript with a depends/recommends/suggests on fonts-noto-cjk. Can someone tell me which Ghostscript version? Or can someone post a patch to switch Ghostscript to fonts-noto-cjk?

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

I attached a patch for changing it, and after a test build I could do:

$ dpkg -I libgs9-common_9.19~dfsg+1-0ubuntu3_all.deb | grep Recommends
 Recommends: fonts-noto-cjk

Changed in ghostscript (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
tags: added: patch
Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

Uploaded. Thanks.

Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

So we don't need this? Will mark invalid.

Changed in fonts-android (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
summary: - [MIR] fonts-android
+ libgs9-common recommends fonts-droid-fallback which isn't in main
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2016-09-15
Changed in ghostscript (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
summary: - libgs9-common recommends fonts-droid-fallback which isn't in main
+ libgs9-common recommends fonts-droid-fallback, which isn't in main
tags: added: packaging
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ghostscript - 9.19~dfsg+1-0ubuntu3

ghostscript (9.19~dfsg+1-0ubuntu3) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * debian/rules:
    + Make libgs9-common recommend fonts-noto-cjk instead of
      fonts-droid-fallback (LP: #1621210).

 -- Gunnar Hjalmarsson <email address hidden> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:22:00 +0200

Changed in ghostscript (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
no longer affects: fonts-android (Ubuntu)
Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

This change appears to have caused the server ISO size to jump up by ~76MB, due to the print server task. I'm not sure what to do about this; just noting it for now.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

@Robie: Aha, when suggesting it, I had the desktops in mind (where the admittedly large package is already present).

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