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Re: Bug#531581: Critical problems on hppa and ia64 buildds

retitle 530832 maintainer scripts created by tex-common may not assume tex-common to be present in "postrm remove"

ia64, I assume that you have moved the broken remains of texlive-base
away manually?

Agustin Martin <agmartin@debian.org> wrote:

> Frank, your package honours current Debian policy about that, but Debian
> Policy is buggy about that.

Thank you very much. You seem to be the first person who's not yelling
but giving arguments.

> See #504880, message #106 from Ian Jackson. You cannot rely on dependencies
> being installed at postrm,
> Imagine package a depends on package b
> # dpkg --unpack a
> # dpkg --purge  a
> can be done without "b" present. And you do not need any --force option.

Yes, I see.

We'll have to make an upload of texlive-2007.

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

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