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Bug#377581: tetex-base: Creating of missing formats failed with dpkg --configure started in /usr/bin

Oliver-Mark Cordes <ocordes@astro.uni-bonn.de> wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Jul 2006, Frank Küster wrote:
>> Oliver-Mark Cordes <ocordes@astro.uni-bonn.de> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 10 Jul 2006, Frank Küster wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>> Strange that it says "(/usr/bin/amstex", on my system it's "(./amstex".
>>>> But anyway.
>>> Does tex translate any filename into realnames?
>> Pardon?  What do you mean with this question?
> From my experience in many TeX documents I found something like
> \include amstex which includes the first file of amstex.*  (or
> priviledged filename extensions). In the *tex output you always see
> which real file is included,right?

Yes, that's true.  Substitute "realnames" by "name with qualified path"
and I would have said "yes" at once.  I'm not sure under which
circumstances "qualified path" means "full absolute path", or when a
relative path like "./something..." can occur.

>> I still don't see a reason to change the current directory to
>> /usr/bin/.
> Okay, from the beginning: When I did my upgrade my current directory
> was /usr/bin

Which is what I think should never happen.  I understand what was going
on when you did that, why it went wrong and all.  But I don't see why
your current directory should be /usr/bin at all, ever.  And I'm asking
whether it's worth to fix a bug that's only triggered by a behavior of
the local admin that (so far) makes no sense to me.

> and the installation/configuration  with dpkg
> failed. apt-get -f 
> install started from the same directory worked. 

That's interesting; it seems apt-get changes dir itself (although I
can't find it in the sources).  

> Yes, I think the configuration should take care of the directory from
> which the configuration is started until this BUG can be closed. The
> idea from Florent to use a temporary directory in /tmp is easy to
> implement and should work. I don't have the time to test it but it
> really sounds like a good idea.

Yes, it does.  People go ahead coding.  Although I'd appreciate more if
you'd give teTeX's license problems some care...

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

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