[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#328749: texinfo, xmltex (was: Bug#334701: can't install tetex-bin 2.0.2-31 due to /usr/share/man/man1/texi2pdf.1.gz)

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Thu Oct 20 10:06:42 UTC 2005

merge 328749 334736

Vincent Lefevre <vincent at vinc17.org> wrote:

> On 2005-10-20 10:15:54 +0200, Ralf Stubner wrote:
>> Sorry, but I am not sure what you are trying to tell here. Since 3.0 is
>> in unstable, we can't easily provide a fixed 2.0.2 package for testing,
> Hmm... yes. (I've not checked, but if stable (sarge) has the same
> problem when installing the packages in some order, shouldn't it
> be fixed in this case?)

The texinfo problem doesn't exist in stable, which has 4.7.  And if the
problem existed in stable, it would not be fixed, either, since no
updates to stable are allowed except security updates.

>> even if we had the manpower to do so. We can only try to offer
>> workarounds. In your case, I think it would be best to uninstall jadetex
>> and texinfo. After that, update to teTeX 3.0 from unstable, which works
>> fine if jadetex is not present. After that, reinstall jadetex and
>> texinfo. HTH.
> If I want to do this, I need to remove the packages that depend
> on jadetex too. 

Of course it's just a workaround, you would have to reinstall them
again.  But a fixed package will be available "soon".

> And there's also the problem with xmltex.

In the mail where you reported this, the error message is:

Error: `tex -ini  -jobname=xmltex -progname=xmltex &latex xmltex.ini' failed

However, when I install xmltex on a system with tetex-2.0.2 (e.g. on
sarge), the message is

running `etex -ini   -jobname=xmltex -progname=xmltex &latex xmltex.ini' ...

which is successful.  The difference is that on your system, tex is used
instead of etex.  Could it be that you have changed or refused an update
of xmltex's configuration files?

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

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