On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 03:51:24PM +0100, nicolas.mail...@laposte.net wrote:
> Hi,
> They are required by those packages, true, but they can also be used 
> separately in documents. That's why the package needs splitting :
> 1. users and packages that need the whole set can install all the subpackages 
> (via a metapackage if necessary)
> 2. users and packages that only need a single font family install only the 
> single subpackage
> Especially since aliasing means some of those fonts have more side effects 
> than others, installing the whole set all the time won't help anyone. (any 
> Helvetica variant has *huge* side effects)

Eh, graphviz, graphicsmagic and ghostscript-core all require those
fonts. So the full set is going to be pulled in as dependencies on
pretty much any system, so the solution of not installing some of the
fonts to avoid side effects does not work. IMHO, splitting into ~10
subpackages is just busy-work, pointless for a great majority of

The original request for exception sounds entirely reasonable.

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