[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#256195: xmltex: the error message during installation should be clearer

Graham Wilson Graham Wilson <bob@decoy.wox.org>, 256195@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 26 Jun 2004 13:39:35 -0500

On Fri, Jun 25, 2004 at 08:43:54PM +0200, Yann Forget wrote:
> Le Friday 25 June 2004 19:18, Debian Bug Tracking System a écrit :
> > For installation of xmltex to work correctly, you must have automatic
> > generation of texmf.cnf and fmtutil.cnf enabled. The debconf prompting
> > notes that:
> >
> >   REMARK: Automatic installation of some other TeX related packages
> >   could fail [if automatic generation of fmtutil.cnf and texmf.cnf is
> >   disabled].
> >
> > Therefore, I am closing this bug.
> Ok, but then the error message during installation should be clearer.
> Something like "Please reconfigure tetex-bin before installing xmltex" will 
> do. Otherwise, how do I suppose to know where the problem come from?

During the configuration of tetex-bin, the message above (after REMARK)
is given. I think that is warning enough that the installation might

Regardless, I have added a README.Debian file to xmltex explaining the