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Re: Bug#528021: maintainer scripts put files in /usr/local/ (policy 9.1.2)

reassign 528021 tex-common
severity 528021 serious
found 528021 1.11.3
found 528021 1.18
retitle 528021 tex-common: Must make sure that maintainer scripts call mktexlsr with a directory list

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:

>         The problem, apparently, is not that /usr/local/share/texmf is
>  created, but that mktexlsr  is run without a directory list in the
>  postinst, and thus creates the ls-r file in /usr/local. With that one
>  issue fixed, there should be no policy infraction. 

I agree; we need to fix the texlive packages so that they don't run
mktexlsr without a dir list. Actually, this needs to be fixed by
rebuilding the packages against the proper tex-common version, but that
will happen anyway.

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Debian Developer (TeXLive)
VCD Aschaffenburg-Miltenberg, ADFC Miltenberg
B90/Grüne KV Miltenberg

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