Today's pacman -Syu upgraded my xfree, but it complained about conflict with ttf-bitsrtream-vera and wanted to remove it. I was a bit reluctant, but I went ahead and now I see this package appears to be gone from the repository and abs tree as well. I still seem to have the fonts, which is the main thing... just curious.
They're included now.
I have discovered that all of mans unhappiness derives from only one source, not being able to sit quietly in a room
- Blaise Pascal