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Bug#345637: fmtutil: xmltex fails leaving tetex-bin unconfigured

Vincent Lefevre <vincent@vinc17.org> wrote:

> On 2006-01-12 18:52:29 +0100, Norbert Preining wrote:
>> On Don, 12 Jan 2006, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
>> > -rw-r--r-- 1 122 2002-11-20 10:15:48 /etc/texmf/fmt.d/40xmltex.cnf
>> > -rw-r--r-- 1  99 2006-01-06 20:28:31 /etc/texmf/fmt.d/40xmltex.cnf.dpkg-new
>> You didn't accept to upgrade the config file 40xmltex.cnf. In this case
>> it was a shoot in the knee.
> As I said, I haven't been asked any question. If a question was really
> needed, the installation script should have asked it.
> But why wasn't /etc/texmf/fmt.d/40xmltex.cnf updated?
> BTW, I've only had a question concerning /etc/texmf/texmf.d/20xmltex.cnf
> (after the mv and "apt-get install -f" above). Also, I've never manually
> changed a file in /etc/texmf.

The reason might be this:

xmltex (1.9-11.1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Drop special handling of the configuration files in texmf.d and
    fmt.d, and make them conffiles (since they don't seem to have changed
    for long, this should be safe) (closes: #340076)

Obviously I was wrong about the "not changed for long".  But I expected
that then there would be a question, instead of a clean overwrite.  I
don't know why the question wasn't shown.  You didn't by chance set
DEBIAN_FRONTEND to noninteractive during the upgrade?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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