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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.

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