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Build problems on arrakis (was: Bug#369683: tetex-base: fails to install: missing dependency?)

Hi all,

especially those with access to the buildd,

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> wrote:

> Package: tetex-base
> Version: 3.0-18
> Hi,
> Installing your package on m68k failed due to the fact that it couldn't
> find "update-language":
>> Setting up tetex-base (3.0-18) ...
>> Creating config file /etc/texdoctk/texdocrc with new version
>> /var/lib/dpkg/info/tetex-base.postinst: line 891: update-language: command not found
>> dpkg: error processing tetex-base (--configure):
>>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 127

This must be a problem of the build environment.  tetex-base depends on
tex-common (>= 0.12), and update-language exists since tex-common 0.4.
It is a shell script and should work in any case.  The buildd seems to
think that tex-common is already installed, but it either is not, or in
a very ancient version.

I think we had similar bug reports previously, but IIRC it was always on
buildds, and I never got a buildd admin to reply or to help with

TIA, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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