Bug 148337 - Let user select fonts to install on package installation
Summary: Let user select fonts to install on package installation
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2022-04-03 16:44 UTC by Ulrich Moser
Modified: 2022-10-11 05:14 UTC (History)
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Description Ulrich Moser 2022-04-03 16:44:52 UTC
When installing LibreOffice it installs a long list of fonts while most users only use a small subset of this. This requires to clean up the font list after each install using the font manager provided by the platform (lile Ubuntu in my case). My suggestion is to allow the user/administrator to select the fonts to install prior to installation or the package the fonts in separate sub-packages of LibreOffice which can be installed optionally.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh install of LibreOffice from ppa

Actual Results:
on installation the full set of fonts provided in the LibreOffice packages is installed

Expected Results:
Only those fonts that I need / want to provide for the users should be installed. The installation routine should allow to select fonts or enable to selectively install fonts from the options menu

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 30(Build:2)
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.3.2~rc2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1~lo1
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 Mike Kaganski 2022-04-03 18:14:50 UTC
See also bug 91886 (specific to Windows, while this is reported with Linux version in description).