[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#328749: package installation fails with teTeX 3.0

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Sat Nov 5 12:29:17 UTC 2005

Ardo van Rangelrooij <ardo at debian.org> wrote:

> Frank K??ster (frank at kuesterei.ch) wrote:
>> Frank K?ster <frank at kuesterei.ch> wrote:
>> > tags 328749 patch
>> > thanks
>> >
>> > Hilmar Preusse <hille42 at web.de> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Your package fails to install, when one has teTeX 3.0 from
>> >> experimental installed:
>> >
>> > Now that teTeX 3.0 is in unstable, this bug is RC.  Here is a patch, for
>> > explanations please see the Debian TeX Policy in the tex-common package,
>> > or ask on debian-tetex-maint.  Will you be able to do the upload soon?
>> I can NMU this package - or rather I will NMU it; with a 3-day delay if
>> you don't answer, and without delay if you give me your okay.  I'll use
>> the patch already supplied, just the changelog entry will be adjusted
>> and close #336666, too.
> Hi,
> I'll take care of of both bugs.

That's very good.  Regarding my patch, I thought about it and there is
one change I would rather revert: The change from calling fmtutil to
fmtutil-sys.  We have temporarily introduced a backward-compatibility
hack, so that fmtutil will continue to work for a while.  On the other
hand, fmtutil-sys is not available in the teTeX version in testing.

I suggest to stay with plain fmtutil, let xmltex (and all other packages
that needed fixes for teTeX-3.0) migrate to testing, and then I'll
remove tetex-base's dummy bug and let itself go into testing.

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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