[tex-live] TeXlive for Debian/Sarge and upward - version 2005.08.24-1 online

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Thu Aug 25 14:39:58 CEST 2005

LUK ShunTim <shuntim.luk at polyu.edu.hk> wrote:

> Norbert Preining wrote:
>> Dear friends!
>> A new generation of Debian packages of TeX live are available on the tug
>> server, this time build in a pbuilder env for Sarge, so these packages
>> should be usable on all Debian systems from Sarge upward. As usual see
> [snipped]
> Thanks again!
> While TeXLive installs alright, texinfo (4.8-0.1) fails. Error message:
> <quote>
> Unpacking texinfo (from .../texinfo_4.8-0.1_i386.deb) ...
> Setting up texinfo (4.8-0.1) ...
> mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R-TEXMFMAIN...
> mktexlsr: Done.
> fmtutil: no info for format `texinfo'.
> dpkg: error processing texinfo (--configure):

The reason is obvious:  In fmt.d, the formats are commented.  I guess
the easiest thing would be to simply drop format generation from

However, there's a different problem:  It seems you regenerate the
orig.tar.gz files on every build?  At least after downloading the
dsc and diff.gz files of texinfo_4.8-0.1 into the directory where an
orig.tar.gz file from previous tests is, dpkg-source complains:

$ dpkg-source -x texinfo_4.8-0.1.dsc 
dpkg-source: error: file texinfo_4.8.orig.tar.gz has size 2148904 instead of expected 2140626

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

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