Bug#232725: tetex-bin fails installation due to xdvi configuration
carbonated beverage <email@example.com> schrieb:
> Package: tetex-bin
> Version: 2.0.2-5
> testing distribution, Sparc, Ultra 5
> tetex-bin doesn't finish the post-install step correctly as
> it can't find the /etc/X11/app-default/XDvi file.
> Doing a 'touch' and creating an empty one got it to successfully
> When the failure occurs (was upgrading from stable->testing), the
> ps output shows dialog being called to inform the user, but no
> dialog box was visible on the root console. Hitting 'return',
> though, did select whatever the button on the box was and
> abort the process.
This is really strange. /etc/X11/app-default/XDvi is not handled at all
in tetex-bin, only in tetex-base. And all that is done about it is done
when building the package - there is no postinst or config work on it.
Furthermore, no dialog should be displayed in tetex-bin's (or
tetex-base's) postinst. Dialogs are only displayed by debconf, when
running the config script before unpacking. However, config is run
again by postinst if it failed in the first place - but then there might
be a different problem with the config srcipt.
Are you sure that the problem occured with tetex-bin, and that it was in
the post-install step?
Which package of tetex-base do you have installed?
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie