fonts-ubuntu is shipped by default on Ubuntu systems. It has significant reverse dependencies and cannot be uninstalled easily.
fonts-ubuntu to be “non-free”, while Canonical disagrees. But the package
vrms, available in both Debian and Ubuntu, lists
fonts-ubuntu as non-free.
Recently I have seen two Ask Ubuntu questions where users have run
fonts-ubuntu to be non-free, and tried to uninstall the package:
This situation is unfortunate. Should we patch
vrms in Ubuntu to white list
fonts-ubuntu? Or is there some other way to stop encouraging users to break their systems?