[MacPorts] #41895: ghostscript @9.10: missing font packages

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Mon Jun 8 09:20:33 PDT 2015

#41895: ghostscript @9.10: missing font packages
  Reporter:  gdasnon@…    |      Owner:  takanori@…
      Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal       |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports        |    Version:  2.2.1
Resolution:               |   Keywords:
      Port:  ghostscript  |

Comment (by ionic@…):

 Replying to [comment:11 mojca@…]:
 > What *I* don't know why installing those fonts should have any influence

 I don't know. It's working on Debian, and Debian has those fonts, so... I
 assumed that would fix it. Must be `$SOMETHING` else and I have no idea
 what exactly, off-hand...

 > But why did you install the std fonts in a different way than
 `ghostscript-fonts-other-6.0.tar.gz`? Shouldn't the two be installed in
 some similar fashion?

 Because Debian does so. They install the "other" fonts in a special
 directory only for ghostscript and the "std" fonts in a shared "fontcache"
 directory. Probably so that other programs can use the fonts, too. I don't
 know why the "other" fonts don't also get installed in the shared
 "fontcache" directory, though. Maybe I should take a look at other
 packagers, like FreeBSD ports, arch and Fedora to see how they do it.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/41895#comment:12>
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