Bug#460559: tetex-extra: aptitude remove tetex-extra fails
Paul Menzel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I finally found  and the /usr/share/texmf-tetex (or texlive – I do
> not remember and I do not have access to the computer now) was not in my
> paths either.
And you upgraded from an old machine to unstable, right? We have added
the texlive path to TEXMFDIST during the sarge->etch upgrade, and AFAIR
we had a check for that (which failed with a user-friendly error
message). Now in the etch->lenny upgrade, we remove texmf-tetex and only
This probably means that if someone skips a release (which is generally
not supported), they should manually remove tetex before upgrading
tex-common (the package wich contains the TEXMFDIST setting).
The question is whether we want to care for this problem, or simply say
"You have been warnded"?
> Unfortunately there were no information about what tools
> to use, to modify the paths.
Or rather, you did not find them. I'm not sure in which state your
system was. But it seems you already had upgraded tex-common, you
should have found /usr/share/doc/tex-common/TeX-on-Debian*. All
versions have a table of contents, and in the second chapter, "Changing
your configuration, file placement", the first section is "Available
TEXMF trees for users and system administrators" which contains the
necessary information or links to them.
Any ideas how we could have helped you find that info?
> Therefore I manually edited the config file
> by adding the path to dvips35.map to a variable in the beginning.
If you've added /etc/texmf/texmf.d/05TeXmf.cnf and run update-texmf,
that was right. After removing all traces of teTeX, you can now remove
the texmf-tetex part of the path again.
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)