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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Aug 25 17:04:35 CEST 2005

On Don, 25 Aug 2005, LUK ShunTim wrote:
> 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'.

Ooops. Sorry. THis was fixed 3 days ago, but since it is not
automatically synced to tug, I forgot to upload it there.

Please *reget* texinfo (apt-get install --reinstall) and it should work.
After deactivating the format stuff for texinfo, I still called the
fmtutil-sys in the postinst script. 

On Don, 25 Aug 2005, Frank Küster wrote:
> The reason is obvious:  In fmt.d, the formats are commented.  I guess
> the easiest thing would be to simply drop format generation from
> postinst. 

THis is what I have done.

> 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

I guess the reason is the following: I first build the orig.tar.gz from
the TeX live sources, but switched then to the original from the gnu.org
site (there are no serious differences, and I mentioned it once in an

So probably what you have is the old .orig.tar.gz from the TeXlive

All my current sources and the ones on tug look like this:
4e9a1a591ed236003d0d4b008bf07eef 2140626 texinfo_4.8.orig.tar.gz
this is what you get from gnu.org, no repackaging. Please remove the old
source file!

Best wishes


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