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

On Tue, 22 Apr 2003 07:58:10 +0900 (JST), Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp> said: 

> From: Mark Brown <broonie@sirena.org.uk> Subject: Re: Bug#189370:
> acknowledged by developer (irrelevant) Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003
> 11:23:26 +0100

>> On Mon, Apr 21, 2003 at 05:53:09PM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
>> > From: Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>
>> > > 	So you do not understand the value of being compatible with
>> > >  other TeX installations? You think it is not arrogant for Debian to
>> > >  assume the rest of the world also runs Debian?
>> > The current texmf.cnf of Debian is completely the same as the one
>> > upstream teTeX provided, if no local modification files are put
>> > in /etc/texmf/texmf.d/ There is no specific for Debian at all.
>> As soon as the admin decides to make changes to it it becomes
>> incompatible with non-Debian installations.  If the admin changes
>> it using the Debian mechanisms then the other installations will
>> just ignore the changes.  If the admin changes it by just editing
>> the file then Debian will merrily come along and trash it.

> Yes but when the admin dicided to make (non-compatible) changes to
> texmf.cnf then it lost compatibility whether we used the old scheme
> or the new scheme.

	They are not non compatible. I have a central texmf.cnf that
 works all over my lab, with all the other operating systems. Only on
 Debian, my /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf is blown away periodically. In he old
 scheme, my changes were never lost. I just never told dpkg it was OK
 to replace my file. 


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