Rebuild Todo List remove unneeded fontconfig and xorg-mkfontscale dependencies from font packages

2020-06-26 - Eli Schwartz

These packages only provide font data files, but depend on programs that make use of the fonts. This is a legacy of the pre-hook days, when each package included a post_upgrade scriptlet that ensured the fontconfig/xorg cache was rebuilt.

The dependencies should be removed, and if/when the fontconfig or xorg-mkfontscale packages are installed, they will build the entire font cache from scratch.

Be sure to also remove the xorg-font-utils dummy package if it is still a dependency.

See https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/66012

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Arch Repository Name Current Version Staging Version Maintainers Status Last Touched By
any Extra font-bh-ttf Complete andyrtr
any Extra ttf-bitstream-vera 1.10-15 lfleischer Complete andyrtr
any Extra ttf-dejavu grawlinson, alerque Complete andyrtr
any Extra ttf-hack 3.003-6 lfleischer Complete andyrtr
any Extra ttf-junicode escondida, alerque Complete bisson
any Extra xorg-fonts-misc 1.0.4-1 andyrtr Complete andyrtr