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Re: The hated xmltex/jadetex games in combination with new tex-common

Hi Florent!

On Fre, 04 Aug 2006, Florent Rougon wrote:
> >>   tetex-bin | $texlive-package-that-provides-latex
> >
> > But this is not enough, as Depends does not ensure that the packages are
> > *CONFIGURED* in the right order, or do I miss something?
> You're missing something... important. :-)

Again me, new data points. It seems that my enlightment has suddenly
stopped.  I DON'T miss something. It is true what you wrote but consider

- initial status: jadetex, texlive-base-bin and texlive-latex-base are 
  installed and configured
- update of texlive-latex-base and texlive-base-bin takes place, this
  creates files /e/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-latex-base.cnf.dpkg-new
- dpkg calls texlive-base-bin postinst, which in turn does:
  . call update-fmtutil
	-> latex is NOT present in the generated fmtutil.cnf, but 
	   jadetex is
  . call fmtutil-sys --all
	-> everything breaks, as the latex fmt is not present.

This cannot circumvented by a simple depends line.

Any suggestions???

Best wishes


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