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Re: TeX packages

Hi everyone,

I am the one who implemented triggers for tex-common, one of the maintainers.

On Do, 07 Jul 2011, Andrew O. Shadoura wrote:
> Is it possible to run mktexlsr and updmap-sys (and, possibly, other
> TeX things) just once when installing or removing packages which need
> to run them in postinst/postrm? I've been trying to remove some
> not-really-needed latex-cjk-* packages to minimize my old
> laptop's system installed size, and the removal process appeared to run
> for ages...

Can you provide a log showing what went wrong in your case?

On Do, 07 Jul 2011, Jon Dowland wrote:
> I think these processes could be moved over to dpkg triggers, it just takes
> someone to do the work.

As Hauke said, updmap and mktexlsr is already handled by triggers.
And all TeX related packages I know of already use dh_installtex
so they should be using trigger, too.

Sometimes we *have* to run these commands out of trigger sequenece
right in the postinst, esp when formats are concerned.

With TL2011 updmap runs will be *MUCH* faster as we switched to
a perl script that runs in a fraction of the time of the old
shell script.

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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