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

Otavio Salvador <otavio <at> debian.org> writes:

> Frank Küster <frank <at> debian.org> writes:

Sorry for the late answer, I'm not subscribed to -release and didn't see this
follow-up.  Please Cc debian-tex-maint@l.d.o if you reply, I can't do that in
the gmane interface.
> Frank Küster <frank <at> debian.org> writes:
> > The new tetex-base package for etch would differ only in the changelog
> > and the postrm, which would lack these lines:
> >
> >
> > Would you agree with such a fix?
> I don't see this bug as a bug but as a feature. It's what purge is
> suppose to do, if user don't want to have conffiles removed he/her
> should remove the package, not purge.

The point is that these files are now conffiles of a different package, which is
broken if you purge tetex-base.  That's not a feature for sure, even if the
packages are related somehow.

The bug is also a problem for etch users who switch from tetex to texlive, but
in this case it's less likely that they purge tetex-base.  The real problem
comes when everyone is forced to do the switch in lenny.

I'm grateful for the discussion, but I'd really like to hear from the official
stable release managers, too.

TIA, Frank

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