Bug#397717: lmodern: install failed with error message warning: directory /usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 does not exist
Frank Küster <email@example.com> wrote:
> As for the error message, we cannot add a check in lmodern's postinst
You mean, because the code is generated by dh_installtex? It's still
possible to add a grep call *before* the debhelper-generated stuff that
checks whether there's a non-commented-out lm.map in
Now, it would be a specific hack for lmodern and anyway only a band-aid
to help in case of a user error...
> But we could do the following in tex-common:
> + echo "Sometimes, not accepting conffile updates in /etc/texmf/updmap.d"
> + echo "causes updmap-sys to fail. Please check for files with extension"
> + echo ".dpkg-new or .ucf-new in this directory"
There is also .dpkg-dist (the one used by dpkg for conffiles, IIRC,
whereas those you cited are generated by ucf).
> (shouldn't all those error messages go to &2? Or all messages - how
OK for stderr, IMHO.
> about debconf being active at this time?)
I didn't look at tex-common's postinst to see if debconf can be running
at this time, but moving from stdout to stderr can only be safer as far
as debconf is concerned, no?