Package Details: fonts-meta-base 1-3

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Package Base: fonts-meta-base
Description: Base font collection meta package, ported from Infinality.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: ibfonts-meta-base
Provides: ibfonts-meta-base
Submitter: jurf
Maintainer: CommodoreCrunch
Last Packager: CommodoreCrunch
Votes: 90
Popularity: 1.08
First Submitted: 2017-01-08 15:14
Last Updated: 2020-03-27 22:26

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nTia89 commented on 2020-03-30 07:39

@CommodoreCrunch @Vash63, I am (and already was when suggested you the change) aware of this issue and this is a well-known "AUR helper" long stand issue. My suggestion is to have font-symbola in the deps array: 1) you can notice AURweb (this web page...) works well by providing us the two alternatives (otf-symbola, ttf-symbola) and 2) as @CommodoreCrunch stated below, pacman that's having the ability to "solve" this dependency, works well, as well

CommodoreCrunch commented on 2020-03-30 00:10

I'm left with two bad options here. I can either explicitly require ttf-symbola and break any compatibility with otf-symbola, or ignore the fact that some AUR helpers handle this poorly. If I tell pacman to install "java-environment", it gives me a list of providers. Ideally, helpers should do the same, but I guess some don't. In some ways, that's out of the scope of what I should be worrying about, given that AUR helpers aren't really supported anyway. I don't know.

Vash63 commented on 2020-03-29 23:58

The change to requiring 'font-symbola' instead of 'ttf-symbola' breaks AUR helpers as that package doesn't exist on its own, only as a 'provides'. If you manually install ttf-symbola first then this package installs fine, but simply attempting to pull this package causes a dependency check failure, at least with aurutils.

nTia89 commented on 2020-03-25 21:04

ttf-symbola package have been updated; now it provides symbola.{ttf,otf}; I suggest to upgrade dependency to "font-symbola" instead of "ttf-symbola" as new package provides it; in this way, both kind of fonts format are "supported"

CommodoreCrunch commented on 2018-03-02 04:59

@docrobot SourceForge got hit with what they claim is a DDoS attack early this week and they still haven't fully recovered. If the checksum doesn't match, I honestly wouldn't trust it right now.

EDIT: Yeah, so what gets downloaded right now isn't a tar archive at all, despite the extension. It's just a 600 byte error message.

docrobot commented on 2018-03-02 03:55

==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check! :: Unable to build ttf-heuristica - makepkg exited with code: 1

nTia89 commented on 2017-10-08 10:37

where is the .conf file in which are instruct Bohoomil font substitutions (aliases and replacements)?

CommodoreCrunch commented on 2017-06-16 18:05

Can someone expand upon what they mean with the out-of-date flag? I already replaced the dead upstream URL with one from the Wayback Machine. Is there a dependency in this metapackage with a dead link I'm unaware of? Until then, I've unflagged it.

Anonymous comment on 2017-05-19 07:06

upstream url is dead... maybe wayback machine have a copy? (either for this and -extended-lt

jurf commented on 2017-04-22 13:26

I’m not using Arch anymore, feel free to adopt this package, but take care of it!