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Bug#305738: tetex-bin: please separate parse_first_line into separate config file

On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 10:49:36PM +0200, Marcin Kasperski wrote:
> Package: tetex-bin
> Version: 2.0.2-28
> Severity: normal
> I need parse_first_line=y (as many people speaking accented languages
> - in my case Polish). Let it be, that for some obscure reason it is by
> default off. But please let me change this default ONCE and forever.
> Currently everytime I apt-update tetex-bin, I get configuration file
> conflict caused but this only setting. And usually there are useful
> changes in config files (patching paths to suit modified locations,
> new config switches and so on), so I am forced to manually resolve.
> Simple change - extracting parse_first_line setting into separate
> configuration file included into the main one - would do.

A better option would be to have the option read:

parse_first_line = t
parse_first_line.tex = f
parse_first_line.mf = f

so that the Knuthian versions behave in a Knuth-like way and the rest
behave "sensibly".


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