Bug#429314: texlive-context: missing dependency on lmodern
Sanjoy Mahajan wrote:
> Installing 'lmodern' fixes the errors, because it provides those
> missing tfm files. So texlive-context should depend on lmodern, not
> merely recommend lmodern. Without lmodern, I think the package is
> totally unusable.
texlive-context is an old package. In unstable, it has been replaced by
context, which depends on lmodern (>= 1.01).
> This machine runs Ubuntu feisty (i686), but I ran the above tests in a
> pbuilder Debian 'etch' chroot. I did 'sudo pbuilder login' (I think
> it already had the etch security updates), then 'apt-get install
> texlive-context'. Then I ran that test file, found that it failed,
> did 'apt-get install lmodern', and reran it with success.
apt-get is not a tool for newbies. If you don't install Recommends, you
should either know what you are doing or expect breakage.