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

>> On Fri, 18 Apr 2003 18:07:28 +0900 (JST),
>> Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp> said: 

 >> 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.

	Umm, you seem not to understand how dpkg conffile handling
 works, for this certainly is not the case. 

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

	Local changes, you mean?

 > Note users can add local modification freely with the current
 > method, please read README.Debian.

	But an admin may no longer freely synchronize the conffile
 across the whole heterogeneous installation. This assumption that all
 the world is Debian, and introducing gratituous incompatibility with
 the rest of the TeX world is what smacks of bad design decisions.


"...'fire' does not matter, 'earth' and 'air' and 'water' do not
matter.  'I' do not matter.  No word matters.  But man forgets reality
and remembers words.  The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his
fellows esteem him.  He looks upon the great transformations of the
world, but he does not see them as they were seen when man looked upon
reality for the first time.  Their names come to his lips and he
smiles as he tastes them, thinking he knows them in the naming."
Siddartha, _Lord_of_Light_ by Roger Zelazny
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05  CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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