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Bug 427302

Summary: media-fonts/font-alias-1.0.3 : Aliases referring to xyz-iso8859-1 when font packages install xyz-iso10646-1
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Eric F. GARIOUD <eric-f.garioud>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo X packagers <x11>
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 426654    

Description Eric F. GARIOUD 2012-07-20 12:28:22 UTC
emerging font-alias-1.0.3 installs /usr/share/fonts/75dpi/fonts.alias ; /usr/share/fonts/misc/fonts.alias and possibly a couple of others, which maps names to iso8859-1 fonts which might not be existing on the system since media-fonts/font-adobe-75dpi-1.0.3 and media-fonts/font-misc-misc-1.1.2 actually install iso10646-1 fonts.

As a consequence of this, applications that refer to fonts via aliases (such as media-sound/baudline) will fail. (See Bug 426654 )

I understand from the mkfontdir's manual page that fonts.alias files are to be edited by hand, however, since the font-alias package is pulled in as a dependency by the font packages, I believe it would be just great if they were just in accordance.
Comment 1 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2018-05-26 20:49:22 UTC
I just fixed some bugs that were caused by iso8859-1 not being installed if USE=-nls:

commit 0f65e2f961b2771dc5b627e4d2fc15a863849289
Author: Matt Turner <>
Date:   Sat May 26 12:52:46 2018 -0700

    xorg-2.eclass: Always install iso8859-1

I think this bug might be another case of that. I don't see either of the packages you mention installing iso10646-1, so I'm kind of confused.

Going to make as RESOLVED/TEST-REQUEST. Please let me know.