Bug#209395: teTeX: language.dat mislinked
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Frank Küster)
Subject: Re: Bug#209395: teTeX: language.dat mislinked
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 11:08:11 +0100
> I don't know Hilmar's ideas ;-), but yes, it is. One can combine debconf
> sections and manually edited sections in one conffile. /etc/locale.gen
> and /etc/environment are examples everybody should have.
I didn't investigate these, but before you are doing
too much, I'd like to note,
> Since language.dat doesn't depend on the order of the entries, on could
> easily do it like this. The only thing one cannot do manually AFAIS is
> unload patterns that are loaded by debconf - but that doesn't make much
> sense, anyway.
I myself accept your reasoning that it doesn't make much
sense but there will be members who don't accept your
reasoning and say it is clear that tetex violates the policy
because it doesn't preserve local modification.
And it will be very difficult to convince them with reasoning.
As I said before I didn't care where to put language.dat
but I still guess to put it in /var keeps tetex in a much
safer state. (I didn't mean I objected to put it in /etc
but it would be very dangerous, IMHO.)
Debian Developer & Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
Atsuhito Kohda <email@example.com>
Department of Math., Univ. of Tokushima