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Re: [etch] RC bug in tetex-base will break upgrade to lenny

On Fri, May 18, 2007 at 10:35:35AM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> we request that you consider allowing an update of tetex-base in etch to
> fix a bug that could break the etch-to-lenny upgrade under certain
> circumstances.  Below is the detailed explanation.

We had the same problem with ssh in the sarge->etch upgrade.

> The new tetex-base package for etch would differ only in the changelog
> and the postrm, which would lack these lines:
>     for oldconffile in $UNUSED_CONFFILES $FORMER_UCF; do
>       newname=`get_newfilename $oldconffile`
>       remove_with_backups /etc/texmf/$newname
>     done
>     for oldconfdir in $UNUSED_CONFDIRS; do
>       rmdir /etc/texmf/$oldconfdir 2>/dev/null || true
>     done
> and (as you prefer) the variable and function declarations used
> therein (which make up about 85 of the 300 lines of the postrm).  

Please explain how a purge of this will now remove the files.


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