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

Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org> wrote:

> On Fri, May 18, 2007 at 10:35:35AM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
>> 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.

remove_with_backups does just that.  Or am I misunderstanding your

Regards, Frank

Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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