Package Details: ttf-symbola 13.00-7

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/font-symbola.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: font-symbola
Description: Font for symbol blocks of the Unicode Standard (TTF)
Upstream URL: https://dn-works.com/ufas/
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: ttf-symbola-ib<=13.00
Provides: font-symbola
Submitter: grawlinson
Maintainer: grawlinson (caleb)
Last Packager: caleb
Votes: 66
Popularity: 4.62
First Submitted: 2020-03-21 23:45
Last Updated: 2020-03-27 16:02

Pinned Comments

caleb commented on 2020-03-25 05:53

In the latest release of this package I've introduced a workaround to force fresh downloads whenever we bump the package release number, not just the version. This should work around most people's caching issues resulting from upstream's replacing files without changing the filename or versions.

If you hit a checksum error now please flag this package as out of date.

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caleb commented on 2020-04-02 17:46

@crs I unflagged this package because ⓐ I just checked the download again and it hasn't changed and ⓑ the checksum you provided in your flag message suggesting "the current download computes as" IS the current checksum in the PKGBUILD and .SRCINFO file. You appear to be testing with an old version of the package: I suggest you update your git checkout. If you still have problems let us know.

caleb commented on 2020-03-31 21:17

@aiM0a I just re-downloaded the file and the checksum has not changed.

caleb commented on 2020-03-30 21:07

@whooper It's currently up for me. It could have been a temporary issue, or you could be IP blocked or something like that. In any case there isn't much this package recipe can do about it, that is the ONLY legal site to download it from because the license expressly prohibits redistribution.

whooper commented on 2020-03-30 16:47

I'm getting a time out trying to download font-symbola-13.00-7.zip. The website seems to be down?

caleb commented on 2020-03-27 16:04

@nTia89 ① Oops, it was there but must have gotten lost in the merge. Fixed. ② I'd love it if the entire infinality ecosystem went away enough we could delete it, but there are folks still using it, even if I'm not one of them. I'm already working on removing the excess/duplicate packages. Someday we'll be able to drop the configs entirely because usage will be near zero. I don't think we're there yet. In the mean time you don't have to use them ;-)

nTia89 commented on 2020-03-27 14:17

@caleb ① ttf-symbola-infinality doesn't have ttf-symbola as its dependency and more "serious" reading its description this package contains a font, that's not true; I think it is an avoidable misunderstanding; on the other hand, you can list ttf-symbola-infinality as optional dependency for the ttf-symbola package. ② I AM NOT AN EXPERT but -infinality/-ib group/packages have been abandoned since most of the infinality capabilities have been activated/merged upstream; you can achieve an almost visually equal result with upstream packages, thus we do not need no more those. (correct me if I am wrong) ③ ok

caleb commented on 2020-03-27 11:33

@nTia89 ① If you install just that package from the split, it will install the TTF fonts, but via a dependency. There is no point in having two packages that install the same files. I'm gradually migrating all the -ib / -ibx package to this layout. ② I'm not 100% sure how groups work for AUR packages, but "doesn't exist any more" doesn't make sense because in any repositories the packages appear, just the packages having this definition is enough to make the group exist. I'll look into that more, but I'm pretty sure this is valid. ③ The -ib package you mention is immanently being merged into this one. See previous comments and git history.

nTia89 commented on 2020-03-27 11:17

@caleb @grawlinson, I am a bit confused about ttf-symbola-infinality package: 1- as ttf-* package I expect it contains a ttf, but it doesn't. 2- the group 'infinality-bundle-fonts' doesn't exist anymore, it was substituted by 'fonts-meta-base' and 'fonts-meta-extended-lt' meta packages 3- already exists an identical package 'ttf-symbola-ib'

caleb commented on 2020-03-26 09:40

@aorth I cannot confirm, I get the same checksum on a fresh download right now.

caleb commented on 2020-03-25 23:11

Thanks @Brottweiler, that's my mistake. I just corrected it. I did not bump the pkgver since that would make people download it all over again for something that didn't actually get changed, it only shows a warning on install, it doesn't actually change the permissions. The fix will stop the warning for new installs and everybody else is okay anyway.