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Re: Latex/Tex / dpkg remark

On Mon, 14 Feb 1994, Jonathan A. Buzzard wrote:

>  It's not quite that simple, according to the FSSTND draft, configuration files 
> that are sharable across a network, etc. should go in somewhare in /usr (look in 
> Debain 0.91 and you will find all the app-defaults are in /usr). As this applies 
> to all TeX configuration files, we have a problem. As when you install TeX (at 
> least in Debain TeX), you generate format files with your own hyphenation 
> patters etc, all your own fonts, etc. It's not that simple. I think the answer 
> is to have config files like fonts in /usr/local, with everything else being in 
> /usr.
>  As nobody is yet running Debain from a CD (and frankly they would be nutters to 
> do so, as it would be so slow), The first release put everything in 
> /usr/lib/texmf, with fonts going in /usr/local/lib/texmf (I could change for the 
> first release, but I am sure you want to see it sooner rather than later).
>  I will be uploading the first release onto sunsite on Wednesday (It only needs 
> copying onto floppies now, but I have other things to do tonight).

That sounds reasonable. The thing I wanted to stress was not making another
subdir in /usr. I have my /usr/local mounted separately from /usr, so it
would not create any problems for me, as I could still mount /usr ro if
I wanted to. 


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