On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 01:32 +0200, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> gentoo devs have just realised sharefonts is incorrectly labelled public  
> domain in thier package manager and is being installed without the user  
> being aware of the licence. They intend removing it.
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=218288
> One package that seems to use it is gimp.
> on http://www.gimp.org/docs/userfaq.html it says
> > The base script-fu package makes extensive use of the
> > freefont package, and at least one font (AlfredDrake)
> > from the sharefont package.
> This seems pretty marginal usage. Can anyone advise if removing sharefonts  
> will break fu or any other parts of gimp?

As you could have easily found out yourself, there is no more script
using fonts from the sharefonts package. There are some scripts using
fonts from the freefonts package, but even that doesn't make it a
dependency. fontconfig will happily substitute some other font if the
requested font is missing.


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