Package Details: otf-crimson-text 1:2014.06-1

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Package Base: otf-crimson-text
Description: A font family for book production in the tradition of beautiful oldstyle typefaces
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Keywords: font
Licenses: OFL
Submitter: hilton
Maintainer: caleb
Last Packager: caleb
Votes: 25
Popularity: 0.129639
First Submitted: 2010-12-19 16:50
Last Updated: 2018-09-01 14:10

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cfr42 commented on 2017-11-04 00:46

Looking at the code which the PKGBUILD will currently download and install, for example, it clearly will NOT be a version from 2014-06, as it is now 2017 and the most recent commits are from a year ago. So I'm not clear what exactly that version number is supposed to refer to.

Perhaps I'm missing something obvious, as I'm certainly no expert on PKGBUILDs, but could you explain how exactly this is supposed to work in terms of the packaging guidelines?

Maybe I just don't get it.

cfr42 commented on 2017-10-17 01:04

This is now downloading, I think, the latest version again, but it does not have a pkgver function.

If it is supposed to download a specific version, it should (1) download that version and (2) not skip the checksum.

If it is supposed to download the latest version, it should (1) be tagged/named as git and (2) include a pkgver function.

Marcel_K commented on 2015-06-21 13:32

Well done, good solution to download a specific revision and nice you thought about epoch.

About the other fonts: I'll look at them the next few weeks.

Morn commented on 2015-06-21 13:18

P.S. I've added you as a co-maintainer to all my font packages just in case you notice something else. :-)

Morn commented on 2015-06-21 10:57


Marcel_K commented on 2015-06-20 20:19

I'm here again. ;) The URL isn't valid, should be

If a package downloads the latest Git resources, like this one does, it should be suffixed with -git. It should also contain a pkgver function (see the Wiki for details).

The source files have been changed, please check your $srcdir to see where they reside nowadays. Next time you upload a package that hasn't had much attention lately, please check if it builds correctly before committing.

The call to fc-cache should be with flag -s nowadays.

You should add a maintainer line with your name and (obfuscated) email address.

If you make these changes, please upload them as a new package (named 'otf-crimson-git' (the "text" part has been dropped)) and file a merge request.

hilton commented on 2015-03-31 14:20

I'm disowning this one as it is not working as intended and I'm busy at the moment. Feel free to adopt, cheers!

lenzenmi commented on 2015-02-06 03:47

The directory structure in the git repo has changed.

I had to change the last install line to the following

install -m644 Desktop\ Fonts/OTF/*.otf "$pkgdir/usr/share/fonts/OTF/"

hilton commented on 2014-04-05 13:51

Since the author has no plans of releasing the otf fonts, I tried updating the package to install the otf fonts from the last tag on github, so this package does not automatically update like -git packages. I hope this is the correct way of doing it, cheers.

Markus00000 commented on 2013-10-23 12:20

No problem. Your suggestion seems reasonable.