Re: Bug#419111: context: Fails to install: ctxfmtutil: line 12: kpsewhich: command not found
Kurt Roeckx <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 08:56:28AM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
>> Now that the debhelper change has been reverted, we can't rebuild
>> texlive with fixed tex-common. We need to upload a reverted tex-common,
>> and then rebuild texlive. Until this has happened, buildds should be
>> prevented to install texlive if that is possible, and the buildds need
>> to be fixed. I think they will even fix themselves as soon as they once
>> installed and then purged a working version.
> What happens if we do install texlive other then it breaks on removal?
Nothing if the right packages will be installed. But as soon as it was
attempted once, everytime it is tried the next time builds will fail
because they think the postrm-failed texlive packages are still
installed and do not try to install them again. That's what resulted in
the context error in the second build log.
If none of the buggy texlive packages are installed, the new ones will
be automatically picked up when they are available. If they are
installed, the least that needs to be done is to manually install and
purge the new ones; I didn't check whether this is sufficient.
I know we should, but I don't have any time this weekend, and Norbert
probably not much, and we rather upload working packages as soon as
possible. If the automatic cleanup (i.e. just installing the new ones)
does not help, we need an other upload of tex-common to fix this.
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)