Package Details: ttf-vista-fonts 1-9

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Package Base: ttf-vista-fonts
Description: Microsoft Vista and Office 2007 True Type Fonts
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Keywords: Calibri
Licenses: custom:microsoft
Replaces: vista-fonts
Submitter: mutlu_inek
Maintainer: mrxx
Last Packager: mrxx
Votes: 424
Popularity: 1.003598
First Submitted: 2007-04-14 19:58
Last Updated: 2019-07-19 21:47

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jnbek commented on 2013-04-26 19:05

@ DaveCode, I said caution, not meh, if you have a suggestion then say so. Accusing Debianista is kind of gross, my caution against PKGBUILD changes does not equate to "I'm a pretentious jerkface that is too busy and/or lazy to address issues" it equates to "a lot ppl use this, if something breaks, they're going to get mad and maybe stop using this.." with the whole "don't fix what ain't broke" mentality. Yes ARCH 'has' changed alot.. I've had to go through almost 700 Perl packages bringing them up to date with pacman 4.1, I also work fulltime as a sysadmin and manage a very large family, while contributing to the Arch community a great deal, with over 700 AUR packages, an Unofficial User Repo, help in the IRC room and work locally with new Arch users to get them up to speed. so while ARCH/pacman have changed alot since this package was born, this package does still work, so if i err to caution, so be it. If you have a valuable idea to contribute, please, by all means do... But do not accuse me of 'Debianista' because of my apprehension to making changes to one of the most popular AUR packages in the system.
-- jnbek
Pretentious Jerkface

DaveCode commented on 2013-04-26 11:32

Voted for this package. Mod that opinion on changing PKGBUILDs. It sounds like a Debianista (as does "meh" which makes me barf). In those 6 years, Arch has changed a LOT. PKGBUILDs need to keep pace. We use Arch not Debian for a reason.

jnbek commented on 2013-03-22 19:25

@vorbote, I will look into that, I am however rather skeptical about making too many changes to this PKGBUILD as it is and has been working very well for over 6 years. Being in the top 60 highest rated pkg out of 41000+ affords great caution with regard to PKGBUILD changes. I will however take a look at your suggestion and go from there. I appreciate your concern.

vorbote commented on 2013-03-22 13:02

There is no need to use cabextract at all. Pacman is linked to libarchive and it will handle file extraction by itself automatically. You can use ttf-ms-fonts' PKGBUILD as an example of how this works.

Anonymous comment on 2013-01-25 20:07

You're welcome! :)

jnbek commented on 2013-01-25 20:04

hrm, thanks @AkiraYB, perhaps i should as well :)

Anonymous comment on 2013-01-25 20:02

He probably used namcap:

jnbek commented on 2013-01-25 19:59

Meh, your changes didn't break anything, so I'll acquiesce to your request, however loquacious it came across ;-) In the future please be verbose about what commands were executed in order to get the reported errors for more rapid dispensation of said offense.

jnbek commented on 2013-01-25 19:45

@coyote25, so... I'm not sure how you got those errors... care to elaborate how one goes about replicating this offensive spew?

Anonymous comment on 2013-01-25 17:54

PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $srcdir instead of $startdir/src
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $srcdir instead of $startdir/src
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $srcdir instead of $startdir/src
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $srcdir instead of $startdir/src
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $srcdir instead of $startdir/src
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $pkgdir instead of $startdir/pkg
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $srcdir instead of $startdir/src
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $pkgdir instead of $startdir/pkg
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $srcdir instead of $startdir/src
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $srcdir instead of $startdir/src
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $pkgdir instead of $startdir/pkg
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $srcdir instead of $startdir/src
PKGBUILD (ttf-vista-fonts) E: Use $pkgdir instead of $startdir/pkg

In short, replace your build() with:

build() {
mkdir -p $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver
cabextract --lowercase $srcdir/PowerPointViewer.exe -d $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver
cabextract --lowercase $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver/ -d $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver
mkdir -p $pkgdir/usr/share/fonts/TTF
install -m644 $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver/*.{ttf,ttc} $pkgdir/usr/share/fonts/TTF
mv $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver/eula $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver/license.txt
mkdir -p $pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/$pkgname
install -D -m644 $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver/license.txt $pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/$pkgname