Re: Bug#235401: tetex-bin: Fails to install in chroot
On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 07:17:30PM +0100, Frank K?ster wrote:
> you've probably noticed that already, but just to make sure I send this
> mail. We have grave bug report against tetex-bin which is triggered only
> when apt-utils is not intalled:
> Daniel Schepler <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Package: tetex-bin
> > Version: 2.0.2-8
> > Severity: grave
> > When I try to use pbuilder to build a package which Build-Depends on
> > tetex-bin, I get the messages:
> > Setting up tetex-bin (2.0.2-8) ...
> > Generating /var/lib/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf ... done
> > Generating /var/lib/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf ... done
> > Regenerating /var/lib/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg ... done
> > Running initex. This may take some time. ...
> > Error: `tex -ini -jobname=latex -progname=latex latex.ini' failed
> The reason why I contact you is that we don't make any use of apt-utils
> in config or postinst, so I cannot see the connection (and I also can't
> find any obvious errors in our code).
> So if you've got an idea, I'd be glad to hear from you.
It sounds like it probably has something to do with debconf, since
preconfiguration will not take place when apt-utils is not installed.