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Bug 1835503 - DejaVu font issue
Summary: DejaVu font issue
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gravity-beams-and-evaporating-stars
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Artur Frenszek-Iwicki
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 1806272
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-05-13 23:07 UTC by Bruno Wolff III
Modified: 2020-05-23 02:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: gravity-beams-and-evaporating-stars-1.0-5.fc32
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Last Closed: 2020-05-23 02:44:38 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Bruno Wolff III 2020-05-13 23:07:55 UTC
It looks like your package uses DejaVu fonts in a way that might be affected by changes to the way DejaVu fonts are packaged. As a temporary measure symlinks were added so that the old paths would still work in f32.  However, they are going to be removed in f33 and you will want to make sure your package will work there. Typically the issue does not result in obvious build errors, but rather problems will show up at run time.

One way to work around this issue is to make finding the font paths more automated at build time. This can be done using fontconfig to search for fonts installed in the build root and use the returned path to create symlinks.

So you might use something like the following to set up the build environment:

%global fonts font(dejavusans)
BuildRequires: fontconfig %{fonts}
Requires: %{fonts}

Then in the install section you might use something like the following to create the symlinks:

ln -f -s $(fc-match -f "%{file}" "sans") \

There is additional information in a bug covering the DevaVu change (bug 1806272) and an example fix discussed in a hedgewars bug (bug 1823360).

Comment 1 Artur Frenszek-Iwicki 2020-05-14 21:39:54 UTC
Thanks for the heads-up. I have some other packages in-review that will also need changes, so the "how to solve" instructions are very helpful.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2020-05-14 22:20:51 UTC
FEDORA-2020-2dd1847d49 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 32.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2020-05-15 04:31:28 UTC
FEDORA-2020-2dd1847d49 has been pushed to the Fedora 32 testing repository.
In short time you'll be able to install the update with the following command:
`sudo dnf upgrade --enablerepo=updates-testing --advisory=FEDORA-2020-2dd1847d49`
You can provide feedback for this update here:

See also for more information on how to test updates.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2020-05-23 02:44:38 UTC
FEDORA-2020-2dd1847d49 has been pushed to the Fedora 32 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

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