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Re: TeX packages


On Fri, 8 Jul 2011 07:41:15 +0900
Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> wrote:

> 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?

Nothing went wrong, it was just doing mktexlsr/updmap-sys after each
package's removal. And no, I have no log, unfortunately :(

> 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.

Well, I think I need to upgrade the packages and to try to reproduce
the situation.

WBR, Andrew

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