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Bug 173897 - Review Request: fonts-hebrew-fancy
Summary: Review Request: fonts-hebrew-fancy
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael A. Peters
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-ACCEPT 477387 487913
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-11-22 12:04 UTC by Dan Kenigsberg
Modified: 2009-03-02 23:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-11-22 23:14:46 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Dan Kenigsberg 2005-11-22 12:04:54 UTC
Spec Name or Url:
SRPM Name or Url:
Description: The fonts-hebrew-fancy package contains fancy (non-standard) Hebrew fonts from the Culmus project by Maxim Iorsh.

The core package fonts-hebrew include only the bare minimum fonts. For fancier fonts, such as Ktav-Yad (cursive), install fonts-hebrew-fancy.

As is bug 173683, this is an attempt to make Fedora more useful for Hebrew speakers.

Comment 1 Michael A. Peters 2005-11-22 12:39:02 UTC
Thank you for packaging these - I've been looking for good Hebrew fonts (I'm
learning it) - found a few, and found some expensive nice commercial ones.
Anyway, these look nice.

Back on topic - some suggestions:

1) Please use a full url path to the tarballs - IE


2) Please install them into their own directory, rather than a directory owned
by a core font package.
perhaps %{_datadir}/fonts/hebrew-fancy

That will also remove the need for explicit dependency on hebrew-fonts

3) FC-5 uses fonts.cache-2 - so its easiest to touch and ghost both

touch $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/hebrew-fancy/fonts.cache-{1,2}

Then in the %files section - ghost both of them.

%ghost %{_datadir}/fonts/hebrew-fancy/fonts.cache-1
%ghost %{_datadir}/fonts/hebrew-fancy/fonts.cache-2


fc-cache %{_datadir}/fonts

I *think* that is incorrect - may work in fc4, but I believe it doesn't in fc5.
I believe in fc5 you have to specify the directory. IE

fc-cache %{_datadir}/fonts/hebrew-fancy

The %postun is I believe correct.


Please change that to


A Hebrew summary and description would be nice, but not required.

Comment 2 Dan Kenigsberg 2005-11-22 13:49:53 UTC
Good luck with your Hebrew studies; you might find my verb conjugator 

I believe that Maxim Iorsh, who drew the fonts, deserves all your thanks.

I did what you asked, and hope it's ok (no idea what is this %ghost...
should browse MaximumRPM).
Do note that I copied the %post script from FC4 fonts-hebrew package.
One should make sure it is correct in FC5.

.spec and SRPM are updated

Comment 3 Michael A. Peters 2005-11-22 20:53:52 UTC
Formal review coming (including fc5 test)

What %ghost does is mark a file such that it is not actually installed by the
rpm but is owned by the rpm if it exists.

This allows the proper program (in this case) fc-cache to be responsible for
creating the file, but it is owned by the rpm - so that when the rpm is removed,
 the ghosted file is removed as if the rpm had been who put it there in the
first place.

I don't know if Maximum rpm talks about it or not. I think the Red Hat RPM Guide
(which I believe either is or shortly will be available for free) does.

Comment 4 Michael A. Peters 2005-11-22 21:46:17 UTC
Reviewed per

* rpmlint clean
* Package name appropriate
- upstream distributes as a series of tarballs, but the source of these
- fonts are grouped together as fancy
- These fonts are from the same project as the Core package fonts-hebrew
* Spec file name matches src.rpm name
* Package meets packaging guidelines
* Specified License (GPL) matches project page and license provided with source
* License in %doc
* Spec file written in American English, Legible
* Sources match upstream md5sum
* spec file works
* No BuildRequires (thus none from exceptions or redundant)
* No locale files
* no shared libraries
* No use of Prefix:
* No duplicates
* Appropriate permissions
* Proper %clean
* consistent use of macros
* contains permisable content
* No need for separate docs package
* files in %doc not necessary for runtime
* No devel/library/etc to worry about
* Contains summary/description for Hebrew
* Sane scriptlets
* Works in FC4 and FC5


Comment 5 Dan Kenigsberg 2009-02-27 15:42:58 UTC
Package Change Request
Package Name: culmus-fancy-fonts
Owners: danken

according to bug 477387 I need (among other things) to rename fonts-hebrew-fancy to culmus-fancy-fonts. Is this the place to ask for that (and inclusion of the new name in F11)?

Comment 6 Kevin Fenzi 2009-03-01 00:31:35 UTC
No. You need to submit a new review request for the newly named package. ;) 
Once it's approved and added, you can go back and mark the current name dead.

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