NetBSD Problem Report #54682

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Subject: Please downgrade Pango for regressions in 1.44
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>Number:         54682
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       Please downgrade Pango for regressions in 1.44
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Nov 07 15:50:00 +0000 2019
>Last-Modified:  Sun Nov 10 08:05:00 +0000 2019
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        NetBSD 9.99.17
>Organization:
The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.
>Environment:
System: NetBSD whoever-brings-the-night.aprisoft.de 9.99.17 NetBSD 9.99.17 (WHOEVER) #317: Mon Oct 14 08:53:36 CEST 2019 martin@seven-days-to-the-wolves.aprisoft.de:/work/src/sys/arch/sparc64/compile/WHOEVER sparc64
Architecture: sparc64
Machine: sparc64
>Description:

Pango 1.44 dropped support for "bitmap fonts", see:
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/pango/issues/386
https://github.com/harfbuzz/harfbuzz/issues/1897


This is a serious regression and pkgsrc should stay at 1.43 untill it is
resolved or provide some other easy "upgrade" path.

>How-To-Repeat:
Use -current pkgsrc and firefox, note missing characters.

>Fix:
n/a

>Audit-Trail:
From: Thomas Klausner <tk@giga.or.at>
To: NetBSD bugtracking <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org>
Cc: 
Subject: Re: pkg/54682: Please downgrade Pango for regressions in 1.44
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 17:00:27 +0100

 Have you tried the suggested workaround in the links you posted?
 I.e. identifying the fonts used and converting them to a supported type?
  Thomas

From: Martin Husemann <martin@duskware.de>
To: gnats-bugs@netbsd.org
Cc: 
Subject: Re: pkg/54682: Please downgrade Pango for regressions in 1.44
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 17:13:14 +0100

 No, and I have no idea how that would work or what to do.

 As it is not done automatically a simple pkgsrc upgrade breaks current
 installations and I think we should not do that w/o proper warning and
 helpfull advice. IMHO the "get over it, just use different fonts" advice
 is ... (*censored*)^W not very helpfull.

 Martin

From: coypu@sdf.org
To: gnats-bugs@netbsd.org
Cc: 
Subject: Re: pkg/54682: Please downgrade Pango for regressions in 1.44
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2019 21:32:09 +0000

 We can make this package depend on a reasonable font for existing netbsd
 releases.

 Noto seems like a lot, what's people's ideas of a reasonable font? I
 usually get dejavu-ttf as the first thing on a new install.

From: Martin Husemann <martin@duskware.de>
To: gnats-bugs@netbsd.org
Cc: 
Subject: Re: pkg/54682: Please downgrade Pango for regressions in 1.44
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 09:01:07 +0100

 On Sat, Nov 09, 2019 at 09:35:01PM +0000, coypu@sdf.org wrote:
 >  We can make this package depend on a reasonable font for existing netbsd
 >  releases.

 If that is all it takes that would be a great solution!
 (FWIW: I am still trying to find a reproducer for my initial local problem
 with firefox, but so far all cases I looked at turned out to be webfonts
 and slow/unresponsive web sites + delayed loading - strange that I never
 noticed before the last round of updates, but it certainly is unrelated
 to this issue, or only tangential related)

 Martin

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