Move fonts to desktop-common

Bug #1720809 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2017-10-02
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ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I split this bug out from LP: #1719934

Move fonts-indic from supported to desktop-common as Recommends
Move fonts-noto-cjk, fonts-nanum, and fonts-liberation from desktop to desktop-common as Recommends


desktop-common in 14.04 had recommends for:

 * (ttf-indic-fonts-core)
 * (ttf-punjabi-fonts)

But those were dropped before 16.04 LTS.

There's a description of ttf-indic-fonts-core in the changelog:

sudo apt install fonts-indic gives these numbers:

Need to get 3,315 kB of archives.
After this operation, 11.6 MB of additional disk space will be used.

The other 3 fonts
The comment says there were "space reasons" to have some fonts listed in desktop instead of desktop-common but I believe that doesn't apply any more. (All the Desktop flavors appear to ship those fonts except Lubuntu doesn't include fonts-liberation but Lubuntu Next does so that seems a mistake to not include that font.)

Seems fine, but this will introduce duplication -- most flavors explicitly already list fonts-noto-cjk, fonts-nanum, and fonts-liberation in their seeds (and once in desktop-common, should be removed).

This should be coordinated with flavor leads to make sure they really do want to have the fonts included, and for the seeds to be updates to avoid the duplication.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Rik Mills (rikmills) wrote :

There is no desktop common installed in Kubuntu AFAIK, but we do explicitly need fonts-noto-cjk

Rik Mills (rikmills) wrote :

Forget that, I misunderstood what you meant.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

A late note about duplication: AFAIK Lubuntu does not install recommended packages, so in that case it will probably not result in a duplication.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-meta - 1.403

ubuntu-meta (1.403) artful; urgency=medium

  * Refreshed dependencies
  * Added fonts-indic to desktop-recommends (LP: #1720809)
  * Added gnome-getting-started-docs to desktop-recommends (LP: #1721795)
  * Removed apt-transport-https from standard-recommends (LP: #1712871)
  * Removed fonts-guru from desktop-recommends (LP: #1720809)
  * Removed thunderbird from desktop-recommends [s390x] (LP: #1720422)
  * Removed thunderbird-gnome-support from desktop-recommends [s390x]

 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:14:33 -0400

Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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