Re: Bug#189370: acknowledged by developer (irrelevant)
From: Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Bug#189370: acknowledged by developer (irrelevant)
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 02:13:50 -0500
> > Perhaps you are happy because you would live happily with only
> > original TeX. Did you ever try to install jadetex, xmltex,
> > alml,jtex, ptex, dvipsk-ja etc. and make them work fine?
> You, sir, are a moron. Yes, I do use jade and tools. You are
> not the only one who actually know TeX. Descending to trying to prove
> you know more TeX than anyone else in the world shows the paucity of
> your arguments.
It is okay how you understand what I told you but the fact
is; if one is a maintainer of tetex, one has gotten many
bugs or requests from maintainers of related packages.
I only pointed out #125793 in which a maintainer explained
(about modifying texmf.cnf in its postinst)
I admit this is an important bug, but also believe it's not serious
enough to prevent ptex-bin from going into woody. Anywise there are a
bunch of packages which modify texmf.cnf or other TeX-related
conffiles, so more general solution is needed for tetex-bin.
and #70581 where someone who wanted to package extra fonts
You need to put a .map file in /etc/texmf/dvips and then
add the file name to /etc/texmf/dvips/updmap to the
Thus adding and removing can not be done in a
trivial and automated way.
or a direct request like;
From: Hesham Hassan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: ArabTeX Problem, Suggestion, and Solution
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 00:27:15 -0500
> "psfonts/". In there, you just need to copy the two pfb files to a directory
> aptly named "/usr/share/texmf/fonts/type1/arabtex/", and then add the two
> lines in the file named "arabtex.map" to the bottom of the file named
> "/usr/share/texmf/dvips/base/psfonts.map". All it says is really:
> -- start snippet --
> xnsh14 xnsh14 <xnsh14.pfb
> xnsh14bf xnsh14bf <xnsh14bf.pfb
> -- end snippet --
> Then run "texhash", and everything works beautifully. My basic request is
> that you please add this to your package by default as it really fixes
> everything for everyone. Also, you could mention in a README a quick note on
and then naturally one will try to provide a necessary
mechanism as a maintainer of tetex, I believe.
Of couse I didn't know all these (except ptex-bin) from
the beginning but as time passes I became familiar with
these issues and have tried to fix these. That' all.
> > Fine, then it is easy to discuss. Did you use kpathsea mechanism
> > which was fairy recent feature? Did you use "//" in TEXINPUTS
> > etc. which was also fairy recent feature?
> Of course. The fact that you think these old texpathsea
> mechanims are esoteric implies that your TeX usage is rusty.
I only want to say that even you has had an experience
to reset your texmf.cnf and adopted new mechanism before.
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Atsuhito Kohda <email@example.com>
Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.