Re: Upgrade procedure for tetex
>>>>> "Martin" == Martin Alonso Soto Jacome <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Martin> The only thing I dislike here is the "This is how to do it"
Martin> part. Old TeX packages are buggy, and that makes them hard to
Martin> uninstall (at least cleanly) under certain conditions. That's
Martin> likely to cause problems to many people doing the upgrade, and
Martin> will keep the now generalized idea that Debian TeX is a bad
It is a good point.
Martin> In addition to the method suggested by Kai (checking for old
Martin> packages in preinstall and issuing a polite message to the
Martin> user) I would suggest something else. Why not creating a
Martin> shell script that is able to perform the upgrade in a clean
Martin> manner. The script would look for any old TeX packages,
Martin> remove them in the appropriate dependency order (and with the
Martin> appropriate dpkg options) and install the new tetex packages,
Martin> again in the right order.
It is a good idea, I think. Does anyone know a way to surely purge
the old Debian TeX packages?
Billy C.-M. Chow <email@example.com>
Department of Systems Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong