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Bug#334658: Problem is back in latest unstable

retitle 334658 updmap should warn not to use --edit and --syncwithtrees

Moshe Yudkowsky <speech@pobox.com> wrote:

> At 15:51 2006-10-11, Florent Rougon wrote:
>>Moshe Yudkowsky <speech@pobox.com> wrote:
>> >> Setting up tex-common (0.33) ...
>> >> Replacing config file /etc/texmf/texmf.d/05TeXMF.cnf with new version
>> >> Replacing config file /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf with new version
>> >> Error: '/etc/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg' should not exist when using the
>> >>        Debian teTeX or TeX Live packages. Presumably, you used updmap-sys
>> >>        in maintainance mode (options --edit, --syncwithtrees, etc.).
>> >>        This shouldn't be done with the Debian teTeX or TeX Live
>> >>        packages.
>>           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>You did read that, right?
> Yeah, but the bug reports showed that other people managed to get a
> fix by trying that, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

I am not aware of anyone who actually fixed a bug by doing that.
Granted, some managed *to*get* a fix, e.g. from us, by trying it out.

Seriously, I think we should patch updmap to issue a big fat warning
with syncwithtrees, and let the user proceed only if he types "Yes, I do
know what I am doing".

> Done. However, I doubt I ever used it in the first place. If I had, I
> would not have written a bug report, I promise!

It might be that the file was present because of some bug in an older

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

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