Bug#233886: tetex-base upgrade from woody pretend I have modified /etc/texmf/mktex.cnf
On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 09:27:29AM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> From: Bill Allombert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Bug#233886: tetex-base upgrade from woody pretend I have modified /etc/texmf/mktex.cnf
> Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 16:59:33 +0100
> > When doing a woody to sid upgrade from a clean woody install,
> > dpkg tell me I have modified /etc/texmf/mktex.cnf
> > This is simply not true and confusing.
> In a sense, it is true. It was moved from tetex-bin to
> tetex-base at upgrading tetex 1.0 (woody) to 2.0 (testing)
> so dpkg would behave that way.
Do you really need to do that change ?
> These were renamed *.cnf at some time after woody and so
> if there was old 05TeXMF then we renamed it as 05TeXMF.cnf
> (because we should preserve your modifications) but again
> dpkg would behave in the same way.
Again, do you really need to do that change ?
> > /etc/texmf/dvips/config.ams
> > /etc/texmf/dvips/config.cm
> > /etc/texmf/dvips/config.amz
> > /etc/texmf/dvips/config.cmz
> > /etc/texmf/dvips/bsr-interpolated.map
> > /etc/texmf/dvips/bsr.map
> These were moved from tetex-base to tetex-extra because
> they were files for fonts in tetex-extra and dpkg would
> behave in the same way.
> I guess this is not a bug but your report is very useful
> for us because we can recognize what configuration files
> have changed their status between woody and sarge.
One of the stated goal of Debian is to provide smooth upgrade path.
Prompting users about changes they know nothing about is not a good
thing. This is the kind of problem we should think about before making
changes to conffiles.
Note that I am only interested in the final woody to sarge update, and
don't really care for what happen to people having done a woody
to testing upgrade before the release of sarge.
Also consider that the dpkg default is 'N', which mean a lot of users
will keep the woody version of the conffile, which is most probably not
what you want.
Imagine a large red swirl here.