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

Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> wrote:

> 	-> latex is NOT present in the generated fmtutil.cnf, but 
> 	   jadetex is

The problem is that jadetex depends on latex. Unfortunately, when
calling fmtutil-sys --all, fmtutil-sys tries to build jadetex even if
latex isn't available.

I think we can solve this problem by calling fmtutil-sys with --byfmt in
every package that ships formats, instead of using --all, so that a
package only (re)builds the formats that it ships.

That way, the texlive package that ships latex will build the latex
format when it is configured (but it will *not* try to build jadetex),
and because jadetex depends on that package, jadetex will be configured
later, and its postinst will run:

  fmtutil-sys --byfmt jadetex

which should succeed since the package providing latex is configured.

What do you think?


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