Brian Vincent brian.vincent at
Fri Jun 15 11:23:51 CDT 2007

On 6/15/07, Hans Leidekker <hans at> wrote:
> Since that is very unlikely I'd say we should go for symlinks to save space
> and time. We can resort to full copies when we find an app that needs it.

While this strikes me as 100% a packaging issue, it just seems like
something really prone to error.  When the new Foo distro comes out
and decides to place their fonts in /opt/Foo/X they'll need to figure
out how to make the sym links, but then maybe they won't include these
fonts, so the package maintainer will have to make another package and
ship it alongside Wine.  That'll work great until Wine gets ported
some other OS that doesn't include the fonts, then that maintainer
will have to deal with some odd scheme.

We're talking 1MB of duplication in the filesystem (to download: 600k)
- who worries about 1MB these days?  We already have all the
infrastructure in Wine in place to simply drop these in windows\fonts;
it's a simple solution and it'll work in every case.  While maybe
Alexandre doesn't want to include them in the git repository simply
for maintenance reasons, I think packagers should include them
directly with their Wine package and install in windows\fonts.


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