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Re: Bug#189370: acknowledged by developer (irrelevant)

On Fri, Apr 18, 2003 at 06:07:28PM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> From: Mark Brown <broonie@sirena.org.uk>

> > Does this file really change so often that this is a problem?  Users
> > will only be prompted if the distributed version of a conffile has
> > changed.

> It is not problem how often language.dat changes but 
> that if it was changed once then users will be prompted
> everytime at upgrading.

As Colin says, this is not the case - users will only be prompted when
the distributed file changes (which is why I was asking how often that

> And I suspect that for users in europe it is not rare to
> add extra hyphenation pattern, at least.

Hmm, yes - especially since many of the European hyphenation patterns
are disbled by default.

> > As far as I remember the major problem with the conffile handling in
> > tetex was texmf.cnf which appeared to not only change regularly but also
> > be automatically edited by the package install scripts without user
> > intervention.

> Okay, if you can provide us the way to handle texmf.cnf
> (central configuration file for all TeX related packages)
> which can work well with jadetex, xmltex, ptex, jtex,
> dvipsk-ja etc. please let me know.

Sorry, I wasn't clear.  The current handling of texmf.cnf looks
reasonably sane to me - it's now not too dissimilar to how
/etc/modules.conf is handled.  What I was trying to say was that in the
past there were problems with the handling of some configuration files
in the tetex packages but that languages.dat hadn't really registered as
one that needed special treatment.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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