Bug#306595: tetex-bin: postinst failure with jadetex and xmltex
reassign 306595 xmltex
severity 306595 important
merge 306595 262395
severity 262395 serious
tags 262395 +patch
On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 07:40:00PM +0200, Laurent Bonnaud wrote:
> > Could you give us the contents of the files in /etc/texmf/fmt.d/
> Here is what I have:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4203 2005-03-30 10:25 00tetex.cnf
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 269 2002-12-10 14:02 40jadetex.cnf
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 271 2005-03-09 14:05 40jadetex.cnf.dpkg-dist
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 97 2002-11-01 20:20 40xmltex.cnf
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 97 2002-10-29 15:30 40xmltex.cnf.disable
> Thank you for the hint ! Cleaning-up the old cruft:
> mv 40jadetex.cnf.dpkg-dist 40jadetex.cnf
> fixed the jadetex problem. This is strange because I never touch those
> files and I always choose to use the new version from the maintainer.
> Now I only have a problem with xmltex (see below).
> # cat 40xmltex.cnf
> xmltex tex language.dat &latex xmltex.ini
> pdfxmltex pdftex language.dat &pdflatex pdfxmltex.ini
> > and tell us which version of xmltex and jadetex you're using?
> The latest one in sid+experimental:
> ii jadetex 3.13-6 generator of printable output from SGML or XML using J
> ii xmltex 1.9-8 TeX package for processing XML files
This is bug #262395, so reassigning there.
This is a serious bug as it will break all installations with the
current (testing and unstable) tetex packages. Patch: edit
/usr/share/texmf/tex/xmltex/templates/40xmltex.cnf to read:
xmltex latex language.dat &latex xmltex.ini
pdfxmltex pdflatex language.dat &pdflatex pdfxmltex.ini
i.e., changing "tex" -> "latex" and "pdftex" to "pdflatex".
xmltex etex language.dat &latex xmltex.ini
pdfxmltex pdfetex language.dat &pdflatex pdfxmltex.ini
The latter is better, as it works whatever the setting of latex is.