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Re: Bug#452070: texlive-base-bin: Unable to install

Dear dpkg maintainers,

we are having a small problem here. Yves tried to install
texlive-base-bin which broke in postinst. The strange thing is that ALL
programs contained in texlive-base-bin seem to be missing after

On Di, 20 Nov 2007, Yves Caniou wrote:
> /tmp/ml.sh: line 3: kpsexpand: command not found
> /tmp/ml.sh: line 10: kpsewhich: command not found

But i checked that his path is correct:

On Di, 20 Nov 2007, Yves Caniou wrote:
> /usr/bin/kpsewhich is not present. 
> PATH is:
> .:..:/root/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin

When he tries to install the package the following happens:

> Réception de : 1 ftp://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main texlive-common 2007-13 
> [78,5kB]
> Réception de : 2 ftp://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main texlive-base-bin 
> 2007.dfsg.1-2 [2378kB]
> 2456ko réceptionnés en 4s (568ko/s)
> Lecture des champs des paquets... Fait
> Lecture de l'état des paquets... Fait
> Récupération des rapports de bogue... Fait
> Analyse des informations Trouvé/Corrigé... Fait
> Sélection du paquet texlive-common précédemment désélectionné.
> (Lecture de la base de données... 208806 fichiers et répertoires déjà 
> installés.)
> Dépaquetage de texlive-common (à partir 
> de .../texlive-common_2007-13_all.deb) ...
> Sélection du paquet texlive-base-bin précédemment désélectionné.
> Dépaquetage de texlive-base-bin (à partir 
> de .../texlive-base-bin_2007.dfsg.1-2_i386.deb) ...
> Paramétrage de texlive-common (2007-13) ...
> Paramétrage de texlive-base-bin (2007.dfsg.1-2) ...
> Running mktexlsr. This may take some time... done.
> Building format(s) --all.
>         This may take some time...
> fmtutil-sys failed. Output has been stored in
> /tmp/fmtutil.NSkL6364
> Please include this file if you report a bug.

At this point there is NO /usr/bin/kpsewhich etc etc
So I checked his package:

On Di, 20 Nov 2007, Yves Caniou wrote:
> > Can you do the following
> >
> > 	mkdir foobar
> > 	dpkg-deb -x
> > /var/cache/apt/archives/texlive-base-bin_2007.dfsg.1-2_i386.deb foobar ls
> > foobar/usr/bin
> >
> > If you see there kpsewhich and other programs than something is really
> > strange with your system.
> Then there is something strange because:
> #>ls -l foobar/usr/bin/kpsewhich
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10740 2007-11-19 12:07 foobar/usr/bin/kpsewhich

Sosomething is really strange. Do you have any idea what could be the
reason for this failure? I haven't seen anying like this till now.

THanks a lot for your cooperation and all the best


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining@debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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