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


On Wed, Apr 23, 2003 at 04:45:11PM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:

> On the other hands, in Debian which is an association of 
> volunteers, a developer can package any DFSG-free TeX components 
> or DFSG-free extra fonts packages freely so we need an infra-structure
> which provides dynamic texmf.cnf etc. so that every such extra 
> packages can modify texmf.cnf in order that they could be installed and 
> work without problem.  I believe this is our (tetex-mantainers') duty.

Dynamic TeX package registration is nice, but not through the main
texmf.cnf if people feel that's intended for the admin and the admin

Why not put the dynamic things in a file like texmf-debian.cnf, and tell
the admin that if he wants to use newly installed packages
automatically, he should include texmf-debian.cnf from the main
texmf.cnf (if including is possible at all -- no idea) or make his
texmf.cnf a symlink to the texmf-debian.cnf?

I.e. have a fully managed file, but leave it to the admin whether or not
his real file points to the managed file, or includes it (if possible),
or ignores it altogether.



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