[Bug 1022891] Re: Regression bug: can't preseed download location

Jamie Strandboge jamie at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 17 21:15:11 UTC 2012

Thanks for your patch! Unfortunately, it cannot be included in Ubuntu for the following reasons:
 * it ships a new postinst.in which is used to update postinst via a sed in debian/rules. This is messy and postinst should be adjusted directly with no changes to debian/rules or the additional file.
 * the file postinst.in intends to update /usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer via some brittle regular expressions and sed calls (fyi, you might be interested in 'sed -i' for future scripting). A better solution is to simply adjust update-ms-fonts to honor URLOVERRIDE

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** Changed in: msttcorefonts (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => In Progress

** Changed in: msttcorefonts (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Siggi Langauf (s-langauf)

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  Regression bug: can't preseed download location

Status in “msttcorefonts” package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress

Bug description:
  For some time already we have been using preseed to specify our local
  repository containing the Microsoft fonts. The main reason for this is
  that we have a pretty complicated proxy environment and it's much
  easier to provide the local repository directly.

  So we have used those preseed entries:
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer msttcorefonts/dlurl string http://@HOSTNAME@@DIRECTORY@/msttcorefonts/
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer msttcorefonts/accepted-mscorefonts-eula boolean true

  The postinst script says it all:
  # FIXME: we don't have a way to use an alternate download source here.
  db_get msttcorefonts/dlurl

  The rules file seems to generate a static URLROOT pointing to
  http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/ and the URLOVERRIDE is

  Our 12.04 workstations have some real issues with that. We have not
  worked that around yet.

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