Bug#421184: updmap machinery is not robust enough
On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 07:17:56AM +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Fre, 27 Apr 2007, David Frey wrote:
> > Please get rid of the updmap machinery, or at least, make it more
> > robust.
> This will not happen, as it is usefull to configure dvips, xdvi, pdftex
> etc at the same time, configuring *all* this program by hand is over the
> abilities of more or less all users.
That it is useful to configure the other programs is something I
understand. But the double indirection thing is ugly.
> Furthermore, the adaptions of the Debian packages (update-*,
> /etc/texmf/updmap.d/, ...) are necessary due to the Debian Policy
> (configuration kept over upgrades, over remove/install, ...).
> > On most major LaTeX updates the update machinery fails and a manual
> > syncwithtree or updmap-sys is necessary.
> Aehmm ... please read
> documentation (in html, pdf, txt) in /usr/share/doc/tex-common/
> You should not use syncwithtree, as the file updmap.cfg is a *GENERATED*
> file. You should ONLY edit files in /etc/texmf/updmap.d/
I know. But the help text suggests to use it.