Re: Upgrade procedure for tetex
>On Fri, 28 Feb 1997, Christoph Martin wrote:
>> This is the upgrade procedure for tetex.
I think tetex should be removed from bo and the old tex reinstated.
The new packaging scheme is incompatible with a smooth upgrade process
and I haven't seen (nor been able to conceive) of any way to fix tetex
before the code freeze. Any thoughts I have that /might/ work
(renaming all the tetex packages to names compatible with the old tex
in such a way that upgrading is possible) are extensive enough in
nature that risking keeping tetex in the distribution seems very unwise
I'm CC'ing Brian White and I'll submit a bug against ftp.debian.org in
a few days requesting the files be moved as indicated. Unless, of
course, someone comes up with a procedure that will allow tetex to
install on old buzz/rex systems using dselect and without incident.
> Since many users complained about the TeX packages of Debian, maybe
>it would be good to drop these packages before the freeze, so that the
>users don't get even more confused by 2 TeX distributions in Debian 1.3...
PS. I remember that we had a discussion about rolling our own TeX. I
was surprised to see tetex released at all. Did I miss an anouncement
from the tetex team where they explained why they weren't going to
roll our own TeX (as had been agreed on debian-devel)?
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