This page coordinates the efforts to transition to the new freetype ABI and API introduced in 2.1.10-1.

The following is a list of packages which depend on libfreetype6, but do not build-depend on it. This should be avoided, see ?SteveLangasek's email on the matter for more background, and information on how to help fix the issues. (The same issues arise with dependencies on other libraries, such as libaudio2; please try to remove as many bogus library dependencies as you can at once.)

If you are working on a package, please claim it adding your name at the end of the line, in parenthesis. When a fix is ACCEPTed in the archive, remove it from the list!

There may be other packages which have acquired this problem since 2005/11 (particularly new packages); please add them to the list if you spot one.

If you can help analyse what needs to be done for each package, please add a note next to the package name with indications so others know what to do more easily.

Bugs filed for this transition should be usertagged. Tag: extradeps-libfreetype6, user: The list of such bugs can be accessed via

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