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Bug#273789: tetex-base: fmtutil.cnf not found

Thomas Heimroth <theimrot@gmx.de> schrieb:

> Hello Frank!
> The new file: dpkg-setupucf-and-ucf.log is appended with your orders.
> I hope it helpes you more in finding the errors of tetex-base on my system.

Yes, it finally did.

+ '[' -s /usr/bin/pager ']'
+++ readlink /etc/alternatives/pager
++ type -a -p
+ my_pager=
dpkg: Fehler beim Bearbeiten von tetex-base (--configure):
 Unterprozess post-installation script gab den Fehlerwert 1 zurück
Fehler traten auf beim Bearbeiten von:

This means that you have a symlink /usr/bin/pager (which should point to
the symlink /etc/alternatives/pager), but the symlink
/etc/alternatives/pager does not exist. Therefore the readlink call
gives an empty return value, and fails. 

I do not know which pager you prefer. I use less, and if you want to use
it, too, you should do

apt-get --reinstall install less

This should give you the following symlink:

$ ll /usr/bin/pager 
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           23 2002-03-02 23:15 /usr/bin/pager -> /etc/alternatives/pager
$ ll /etc/alternatives/pager
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           13 2003-10-20 14:10 /etc/alternatives/pager -> /usr/bin/less

I am not sure - maybe apt-get refuses to do anything before tetex-base
is corrected; in this case you have to remove it first (together with
all depending packages), reinstall less, and then you can install the
TeX packages again.

Please tell us whether this fixed your problems.
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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