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[groff] 11/23: PROBLEMS: Explain "check foundry" test failures.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 11/23: PROBLEMS: Explain "check foundry" test failures.
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 11:10:24 -0500 (EST)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit 434e2b0606ade1736437d8a9be43e8852895c71d
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Wed Feb 22 01:22:45 2023 -0600

    PROBLEMS: Explain "check foundry" test failures.
    Thanks as ever to Deri James for the extensive discussions.
 PROBLEMS | 16 ++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+)

diff --git a/PROBLEMS b/PROBLEMS
index e653ea63f..6b520982c 100644
@@ -809,6 +809,22 @@ Use GNU make instead; it may be available in 
+* Tests about foundries fail when I run "make check".
+FAIL: font/devpdf/tests/
+FAIL: font/devpdf/tests/
+We attempt to configure the 'gropdf' output driver with a maximal set of
+features, including the embedding of Type 1 font files into PDF
+documents.  If those font files cannot be located, they cannot be
+embedded.  Moreover, PDF viewers are only required to provide 14 fonts
+internally; all other fonts _require_ embedding, and the current version
+of the PDF standard recommends that _all_ fonts be embedded.  The
+notices emitted when you run the 'configure' script will warn if test
+failures are expected.
 * Tests fail when I run "make check" on Solaris 10 or 11.
 The test suite expects a POSIX-conformant shell and utilities.  Solaris

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