[tex-live] Help sought: debian/texlive configuration/interaction with tex-common

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Jul 15 23:01:07 CEST 2005

Dear Friends!

I need some help. I know that all of the tetex-debian maintainers are
already working like hell, but I still hope that I can get some

I have now most stuff fixed, can install all the packages, what I am
attacking now is the postinst stuff.

Since we are starting from a plain new start, we don't need any transfer

Now the questions:

* What are the essential things we have to do, and how?

- texmf.cnf
	ATM we don't have any additional configuration files for
	/etc/texmf/texmf.cnf.d, so, is it enough to just link
	/etc/texmf/texmf.cnf to /usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf?
	Do we have to call some ucf magic etc???

- updmap.cfg
	I believe that we don't have to do anything here for the 
	texlive-basic package, as updmap.cfg is already (from
	tex-common) in /var/lib/texmf/web2c, which is TEXMFSYSCFG or 
	Other packages containing map files install an entry into
	/etc/texmf/updmap.d/ already and call 
		update-updmap --quiet
	Is there more to do?

- language.dat, fmtutil.cfg
	Until now I haven't though about them, sorry. Ideas?

I would be very grateful if the masters of debianization could give me
some hints, thanks a lot!

Best wishes


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