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Re: buildd administration -- TeX related FTBFS


On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 01:48:12PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org> wrote:
> > I think one to ease tension is to make tetex packages to coexist in
> > archive just like many gcc.
> That would be nice - but it would cause even more work, I fear.  And it
> would be the cause of even more bugs, because you can't just simply use
> one symlink pointing to the right place, but need to maintain a complete
> tree of TeX input and configuration files, in a setup where users can
> mix up trees with one changed line in the central configfile...

I should have been clear.  I wish them to coexist only in "archive" but
they can conflict each other to make only one of them to be installed.
Maybe, dummy package to go with them  is also nice.

I know it is too much work to make them installable simultaneously.
Maintaining 2 version are still a lot of work, though.

As for auto-building some sections of archive in sid environment but
overriding some packages with ones from experiment or local archive, I
think pbuilder should be useful. (I will try it some time soonish.  It
should be quite simple.)


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