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Re: texmf.cnf again

* Marcelo E. Magallon

 >  After reading between the lines... how exactly do you picture these
 >  packages (tetex & Co.) achieving this:
 >     - Use ucf to avoid pushing users to the ghetto
 >     - Use only /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf (instead of /etc/texmf/texmf.d/...)
 >     - Conform to policy
 >  I'm not saying these are necessarely incompatible with each other, but
 >  I don't think it's straighforward.  Maybe the second point is something
 >  you don't actually have in mind...

  Something like this might do (completely untested, I do not use TeX):

    1: Do not ask the question, run update-texmf on every reconfigure,
       upgrade, and install (that is, every postinst run) of the TeX
       package and "TeX modules" packages (or whatever it's called.
    2: Apply the following patch to update-texmf (for Woody at least):

--- /usr/sbin/update-texmf      Fri Nov 22 11:51:01 2002
+++ /tmp/update-texmf.ucf       Tue Jun 10 12:05:42 2003
@@ -31,7 +31,8 @@
 echo "%%%" ) > ${CNFDIR}/texmf.cnf_$$
 cat ${CNFFILES} >> ${CNFDIR}/texmf.cnf_$$
-mv ${CNFDIR}/texmf.cnf_$$ ${CNFDIR}/texmf.cnf
+ucf ${CNFDIR}/texmf.cnf_$$ ${CNFDIR}/texmf.cnf
+rm ${CNFDIR}/texmf.cnf_$$
 if [ "$VERBOSE" = "true" ]; then
   echo "done"

       ..plus "ucf --purge" in the postrm if purging the TeX package,
       and so on.  If you want merging capabilities, add --three-way to
       the ucf invocation.

  I don't see what's un-straightforward about this approach.

Tore Anderson

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