#2 An RPM that gets the fonts from the net

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2003-02-04
2003-02-04
Paul D. Smith
No

I like the way Debian's package works: instead of
including the fonts directly, which would not be legal,
and instead of requiring you to make your own package,
like we have here, they include scripting which uses
wget and cabextract to actually download the fonts for
you during the install process.

Thus distributing the package is completely legal, and
anyone can install it without complicated instructions
about making your own RPM, etc., because the fonts are
retrieved dynamically at runtime rather than being
shipped with the package itself.

It seems to me that this kind of RPM, at least as an
option, would be much easier for people to use.

Just a thought...

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