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Wduplicate-font-file

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.55. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 8053610. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fonts.

Visibility: warning

This package appears to include a font file that is already provided by another package in Debian. Ideally it should instead depend on the relevant font package. If the application in this package loads the font file by name, you may need to include a symlink pointing to the file name of the font in its Debian package.

Sometimes the font package containing the font is huge and you only need one font. In that case, you have a few options: modify the package (in conjunction with upstream) to use libfontconfig to find the font that you prefer but fall back on whatever installed font is available, ask that the font package be split apart into packages of a more reasonable size, or add an override and be aware of the duplication when new versions of the font are released.

The following 41 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 336 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 6 overrides. The tag performed 98% of the time.