[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#262395: ah, nice problem...

Francesco Paolo Lovergine Francesco Paolo Lovergine <frankie@debian.org>, 262395@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 1 Jun 2005 15:51:30 +0200

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 03:22:07PM +0200, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
> I found the same problem on my desktop at work and my laptop.
> xmltex wrongly suppose the efmt is available:
> cat /etc/texmf/fmt.d/40xmltex.cnf 
> xmltex          tex     language.dat    &latex xmltex.ini
> pdfxmltex       pdftex  language.dat    &pdflatex pdfxmltex.ini
> cat  /usr/share/texmf/tex/xmltex/templates/40xmltex.cnf
> xmltex          etex    language.dat    &latex xmltex.ini
> pdfxmltex       pdfetex language.dat    &pdflatex pdfxmltex.ini
> Apparently last update did not fix for some reason (dunno why, surely I
> did not altered those files, so update simply fails to do it itself)
> So, postinst wrongly suppose that fmtutil --all will create a .efmt file.
> A decent hack should check for .fmt or .efmt presence or force both
> formats creationi, without relying on current configuration... 
> That could be a tetex-bin issue or a xmltetex one.
> For sure I see jadetex check one of them, and maybe it has sense. 

Uhm just an hint, maybe installconf should be used a bit more in
the postinst file :) ?

Francesco P. Lovergine