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Re: autoconf problems (was: How to deal with .sty files correctly?)

On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 12:21:37PM +0200, Frank K?ster wrote:
> Sven Hoexter <sven@timegate.de> wrote:

Hello Frank,
first of all thank you for the detailed explanation

> > I'm in the process of packaging dvipost ATM and I'm a little bit puzzled
> > with the 'dvipost.sty' file coming along with dvipost.
> > The makefile installs the dvipost.sty file into
> > /usr/share/texmf-tetex/tex/latex/misc/
> > and runs texhash afterwards.
> >
> > So I read http://people.debian.org/~frank/Debian-TeX-Policy/
> > but could not find something that realy fits so I stayed with the
> > installation path and put the "texhash" run into postinst and postrm.
> >
> > Is this the right way to deal with such stuff?
> No, not completely.  I'll first tell you what's correct and why, and
> then we come to the interesting part:  How to fix the package's autoconf
> scripts.
Ah yes the autoconf script is a bunch of bad workarounds. I've to work
around some more issue there anyway. *sigh*
> Or, no, there's one more interesting part: How to fix the wording of the
> Debian TeX Policy.  You know, we thought that it should be quite clear
> that this is not correct, and that section 3 should "fit" quite well,
> especially 3.2.  Please read it again, and tell me whether you just
> didn't read it carefully enough, or how we should change it.
My missunderstanding was that I somehow got the impression that this was
all about fonts for latex. My problem is that I still lag some knowledge
about how all those latex stuff works. That's why I try to put something
like Lyx in between. (Well now I need to digg deeper to get the Lyx package
back on track)

[broken autoconf]
> I think the clean solution would be to change the autoconf script to
> output the right thing; and autoconf wizards might be able to do this
> (perl and emacs lisp might have similar problems).  However, for the
> time being, I'd suggest to just move the file after "make install". 
That's what I'm doing at the moment. :)

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