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Bug#95995: 3rd party information

From: Kaz Sasayama <Kaz.Sasayama@HyperLinuxJP.com>
Subject: Bug#95995: 3rd party information
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 09:47:37 +0900

> Yes, there are two problem here, but the real problem is that some 
> commands in tetex-bin (pdftex, pdflatex, and possibly more) do not work 
> without tetex-extra at all.  I think a solution is move those commands 
> to tetex-extra and make users install tetex-extra for those commands. 
> Another solution is move those *.ini files to tetex-bin and make those 
> commands work without tetex-extra entirely.
> I like the latter, as I do not want *extras* just for pdftex.

I see.  Well, I am not a user of pdftex/pdflatex so I am
not sure but pdftex/pdflatex might need type1 fonts of

If this was true then pdftex/pdflatex would depend essentially
on tetex-extra.

As far as I tested pdflatex with ltnews14 it used uplb8a.pfb
of tetex-extra, but this might be exceptional case...

If we try to merge pdftex/pdflatex into tetex-bin/tetex-base
it might be a bit hard work.

Anyway, I would like to know the advices from more expert
pdftex/pdflatex users.

And, personally, I think it is a problem that tetex-extra 
did not remove *.fmt files when tetex-extra was removed.

As far as I checked, tetex-* packages never removed generated
*.fmt files and, last of all, tetex-base do "rm -rf /var/lib/texmf"
when removed.

I think this mechanism is very rough and we should be more
sophisticated, that is, when a tetex-* package is removed it
should remove the generated *.fmt files.

Best regards,			  2001.9.27

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

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