Unnecessary thai-fonts dependency

Bug #1214608 reported by Adrien Monteleone on 2013-08-20
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
phatch (Debian)
phatch (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Photo batch processor has a dependency of ttf-thai-tlwg which is a meta-package that installs several thai fonts, and refuses to install without them. English only users generally have no need for these thai fonts and I can't find any reason why Phatch would absolutely need them installed to be able to operate. I request that this dependency be removed so that people who do not need them are not forced to install them.

1)$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release: 12.04

2)$ apt-cache policy phatch
  Installed: (none)
  Version table: 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe amd64 Packages

3) Expected to happen:
Application installs without unneeded thai fonts.

4)What happened instead:
Applications installs with unneeded thai fonts and no way to remove them afterwards without also removing Phatch.

Additional info:
Language fonts should be optional and based on the locale configuration of the user, not on a package requirement.

This might be an upstream issue since it seems the problem was already reported and cleared up by the package maintainers for Fedora: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=654867, but it doesn't appear this dependency was removed upstream and so is still included in Ubuntu builds.

It seems also that phatch-cli package has the same dependency, not sure if I need to file that as a separate bug.

Artur Rona (ari-tczew) wrote :

Fixed in saucy.

phatch ( saucy; urgency=low

  * Depend on fonts-thai-tlwg rather than transitional ttf-thai-tlwg.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:02:01 +0100

Changed in phatch (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Manuel Xosé Lemos (mxlemos) wrote :

Bug not fixed. Phatch still refuse to install without thai fonts:

fonts-thai-tlwg (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-garuda (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-kinnari (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-loma (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-mono (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-norasi (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-purisa (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-sawasdee (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-typewriter (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-typist (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-typo (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-umpush (1:0.5.1-3)
fonts-tlwg-waree (1:0.5.1-3)

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

this came back in trusty, I guess somebody did an improper sync instead of a merge.

Changed in phatch (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-14.04
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

actually, comment #1 is simply incorrect that the referenced change would do anything to fix this issue. One thai font dependency was replaced with a more recent one. But there is still a thai font dependency which indeed is very odd for an image batch processing program.

Changed in phatch (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-14.04 → none
tags: added: bitesize packaging trusty
tags: added: precise
Changed in phatch (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) on 2015-11-19
tags: added: xenial
Changed in phatch (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
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