Re: Finding out in postinst whether some other package is configured
Frank Küster wrote:
> In the particular case, the reason is something else: If the recommended
> package B (tetex-bin) is there, it makes sense to run one of its
> executables (mktexlsr, updmap) to register the files of package A (any TeX
> font package). This is a time-consuming process. However, if B is
> installed but unconfigured, we can save this time because when B is
> configured, it will run these executables, anyway, and doing this also
> will pick up package A's files.
Sounds to me like package B should be performing these optimizations,
not package A.