Re: teTeX kind of broken
Marcelo Magallon writes:
> On 28 Feb 1997, Christoph Martin wrote:
> > > The obvious solution is to remove all TeX files conflicting with teTeX
> > > before installing teTeX, but this is not "user friendly", "nice", "cool",
> > > etc.
> > You have no other chance. dpkg can't handle all (more than one) the
> > replaces.
> Then, to the maintainer, PLEASE, include instructions about this unless we
> want to see the question "How do I upgrade TeX?" n+1 times on
> debian-user... I'm guessing something in the lines of "In dselect [R]emove
> packages *first*, *then* [I]nstall them" would work, but a bit more
Where do you want to put these instructions? I have posted
instructions to debian-user and debian-devel. If you put it in the
preinst script it is to late.
> descriptive/less cryptic. Also, isn't there a workaround for the latex
> bug? I wouldn't like to see that question either, considering THERE IS a
> known solution.
The only solution I know is to do it in the right order, but how do
you enforce this?