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Bug#95995: 3rd party information

From: Kaz Sasayama <Kaz.Sasayama@HyperLinuxJP.com>
Subject: Bug#95995: 3rd party information
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 13:38:09 +0900

> I saw probably the same problem here.  pdftex did not work with
> tetex-bin only but worked with tetex-extra.  Then, after removing
> tetex-extra, pdftex could still work.
> Possibly, pdftex.ini and pdflatex.ini files are contained in tetex-extra
> and corresponding *.fmt files are generated when tetex-extra is
> installed, but tetex-extra fails to remove the generated *.fmt file, so
> pdftex and pdflatex could still work after removing tetex-extra.

You are right perhaps.

>  I hope it can be reproduced by removing tetex-bin and reinstalling it
> again (recreating /usr/share/texmf/web2c directory).  I wish this
> problem could be solved before Debian 3.0 release.

It seems that there are two problems; one is
pdftex/pdflatex did not work without tetex-extra and 
the other is pdftex.fmt/pdflatex.fmt were not removed
when tetex-extra was removed.

Which is the problem you want to solve?

I guess it might be okay if pdftex/pdflatex depend
on tetex-extra but do not know the reason why pdftex/pdflatex
are in tetex-extra.

By the way, descriptions of tetex-extra/tetex-bin/tetex-base
might be not so good.

Best regards,		2001.9.26

 Debian Developer & Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@debian.org>
 Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.

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