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Bug#382861: installing texlive over tetex fails

On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 09:51:33PM +0200, Ralf Stubner wrote:
> retitle 382861 Please allow update from Sarge's teTeX
> severity 382861 normal 
> thanks 

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> > Yes, I am running a partially updated system (sarge + etch) with many
> > of the user-level packages from etch and most of the system-level from sarge.
> > I have a few packages from sid also.
> And that works normally? I am surprised.

Actually, nothing surprising here. It is basically a question of
updating several libraries. The superb debian package dependency/conflict
system was invented exactly for this purpose. If it worked just in
frames of a release we would get something like Slackware on steroids,
but not Debian. Maintainers should understand it well :)

> Anyway, I am retitleing this
> bug and lowering its severity for the time being, since this is just not
> supported. We might enable an update from Sarge's teTeX, though.



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