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

On Fre, 04 Aug 2006, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > - 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
> Then dpkg updates conffiles, in particular,
> /etc/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-latex-base.cnf (assuming this is specified
> as a conffile), and only after that:

No, because the update of the conffile is done at the configure state.
> > - 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.

At this time the package texlive-latex-base is NOT configured, so there
is still the 10texlive-latex-base.cnf.dpkg-new file, but the postinst
script of texlive-base-bin calls fmtutil-sys --all and this wants to
create the jadetex format.

> So this should be OK.

No. Sorry. Don't mix texlive-latex-base with texlive-base-bin and the
order of configuration.

Best wishes


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