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Re: Bug#353474: tetex-bin: Fails to install

Ralf Stubner <ralf.stubner@physik.uni-erlangen.de> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 18:33 +0000, Richard Lewis wrote:
>> More generally it would be useful to have a README.Debian-config file
>> (but with a sensible name) that could document how one customises TeX
>> under Debian, it could also mention
>> *enabling/disabling map files
>> *installing new packages
>> *changing language.dat (adding new patterns or disabling some)
>> *fmtutil versus fmtutil-sys (or maybe a user will never need this)
>> *installing new fonts (this is possibly too ambitious)
>> *etc
>> ie the stuff where Debian has diverged slightly from upstream.  Some
>> of this is explained well in the policy draft (i think), but users
>> wont find it there.
> There is /usr/share/doc/tetex-bin/README.Debian.gz, but I am not sure
> how many users look at it. I think quite a bit of your suggestions is
> included in there, though I haven't checked it in detail. The part about
> changing the configuration could be amde more explicit, though.
> Favouring adding new files over changing existing ones.

I have now added a paragraph about "add, not edit".  Besides that, it's
gotten pretty long meanwhile, and adding section headings doesn't help
much in plain text.  I guess it would be a good idea to convert it to
debiandoc-sgml or similar and provide a html version (registered in

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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