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Bug 872089 - www-client/google-chrome depends on one particular font media-fonts/liberation-fonts instead of maybe virtual/ttf-fonts
Summary: www-client/google-chrome depends on one particular font media-fonts/liberatio...
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Low minor (vote)
Assignee: Chromium Project
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Reported: 2022-09-20 20:31 UTC by genBTC
Modified: 2022-09-21 15:13 UTC (History)
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Description genBTC 2022-09-20 20:31:27 UTC
Current situation:
www-client/google-chrome depends on one particular font media-fonts/liberation-fonts 

Proposed solution:
change the depedency to virtual/ttf-fonts.

Reason to change:
User choice. Gentoo has a system for agnosticly substituting fonts already.
Seems like a normal enough decision from a technical point of view, or is there some other reason to obey google's upstream font choices ?

After overriding it myself and testing media-fonts/dejavu (the next top candidate in the virtual/ttf-fonts) for a while, it works well enough to where I don't actually notice a difference.

reaching out for comments
Comment 1 Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2022-09-20 20:36:36 UTC
The dependency was added in this commit without any specific explanation.

https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/commit/?id=7376402bdc479441a16517c07a0f0182311ebad3

Unless there is a specific reason for it, I think we should just drop the dependency.
Comment 2 Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2022-09-21 15:13:05 UTC
The dependency is present in the Debian packaging for chrome.

https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/59dcd0401fb1d6bb3ae7cf57fc66325c984d228f/chrome/installer/linux/debian/additional_deps#11