Frank Küster | 1 May 08:50 2007
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Bug#421645: Please remove 31_pdftex_gcc_ICE-on-alpha

Falk Hueffner <falk <at> debian.org> wrote:

> Frank Küster <frank <at> debian.org> writes:
>
>> Falk Hueffner <falk <at> debian.org> wrote to 419434 <at> bugs.debian.org:
>>> the gcc bug has been fixed in 4.1.2-4. Please remove the
>>> 31_pdftex_gcc_ICE-on-alpha workaround patch.
>>
>> Sometimes things change faster than expected.  I guess upstream will
>> include the same fix as upstream (there doesn't seem to be a changelog
>> entry)?
>
> Sorry, I don't get what you're asking...

I am asking whether the patch that fixes this ICE is Debian-specific, or
has been or will be applied upstream, too.  That's interesting because
our upstream (pdfTeX) has applied the workaround patch, but could drop
it if there's a working gcc-4.1.

And there was a slight criticism between the lines:  I would have
preferred to find a changelog entry about that.

Regards, Frank
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Debian Bug Tracking System | 1 May 08:57 2007
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Frank Küster | 1 May 08:57 2007
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Bug#421633: texlive-base-bin: texdoctk uses non-free, unavailable viewers

tags 421633 patch
thanks

Sven Joachim <sven_joachim <at> web.de> wrote:

> Package: texlive-base-bin
> Version: 2007-5
> Severity: normal
>
> The following excerpt from /etc/texmf/texdoctk/texdocrc.defaults is not
> what I would expect on a Debian system:
>
[...]
> Naturally, neither acroread nor netscape are available on my system.
> Sensible defaults on Debian would probably xpdf and x-www-browser,
> respectively. 

Rather "see" than xpdf, so that mime preferences are respected.  

There's already a hunk for this in tetex-base/debian/patches/patch-deb

Regards, Frank
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Frank Küster | 1 May 08:58 2007
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Bug#421634: texlive-base-bin: Please add menu entry for texdoctk

Sven Joachim <sven_joachim <at> web.de> wrote:

> Package: texlive-base-bin
> Version: 2007-5
> Severity: wishlist
>
> In the tetex packages (tetex-bin or tetex-doc, I don't remember) there
> was a menu entry for texdoctk in the "Help" section.  It would be good
> if such an entry could be added for texlive as well.

Yep, and there were more menu entries than that (some by ConTeXt) and
registration to doc-base.  Thanks for reminding us.

Regards, Frank

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Frank Küster | 1 May 09:04 2007
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Upload today?

Hi,

I might find some time for building, testing and uploading today.
AFAIR, at least texlive-base deserves an update to resolve the
tetex-base issue (after that, resolving the jadetex/cyrillic and xmltex
issues seems to be the next priority).

Is there any reason not to upload, after proper testing, what we
currently have in the repository?

Regards, Frank
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Debian Bug Tracking System | 1 May 10:15 2007
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Processed: Re: Bug#421574: texlive-latex-base: \name macro documentation is wrong

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Frank Küster | 1 May 10:13 2007
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Bug#421574: texlive-latex-base: \name macro documentation is wrong

tags 421574 wontfix
retitle 421574 letter.cls: \name macro documentation in latex.info is wrong
thanks

Vincent Lönngren <bice77 <at> malmo2.net> wrote:

> According to latex.info, the \name macro is used for the return address. 
> However, \name only defines \fromname, which is only used for the 
> signature if nothing else is specified. I guess it may have been the 
> authors intention that \name should be used with the return address, but 
> it is not the case.

Thanks for the careful reading and the bug report.  The problem is,
latex.info is dead upstream and no longer maintained.  There's a similar
project which provides html files,
/usr/share/doc/texlive-doc/english/latex2e-html/index.html, in
texlive-doc-en, which does not have the bug (but also very short
information about letters).

I think the letter class is very US-centric in design.  The only
alternative I know, scrlettr.cls, might be a bit german-centric, but on
the other hand it's highly configurable and might be worth a look.

Regards, Frank
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Falk Hueffner | 1 May 10:48 2007
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Bug#421645: Please remove 31_pdftex_gcc_ICE-on-alpha

Frank Küster <frank <at> debian.org> writes:

> Falk Hueffner <falk <at> debian.org> wrote:
>
>> Frank Küster <frank <at> debian.org> writes:
>>
>>> Falk Hueffner <falk <at> debian.org> wrote to 419434 <at> bugs.debian.org:
>>>> the gcc bug has been fixed in 4.1.2-4. Please remove the
>>>> 31_pdftex_gcc_ICE-on-alpha workaround patch.
>>>
>>> Sometimes things change faster than expected.  I guess upstream will
>>> include the same fix as upstream (there doesn't seem to be a changelog
>>> entry)?
>>
>> Sorry, I don't get what you're asking...
>
> I am asking whether the patch that fixes this ICE is Debian-specific, or
> has been or will be applied upstream, too.

The patch comes from upstream SVN, somewhere between 20070405 and
20070423, and thus will be in gcc 4.1.3.

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Frank Küster | 1 May 11:06 2007
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Why tetex-extra_2007 is installed when upgrading from tetex-bin_3.0

Hi,

when upgrading from a system with only tetex-bin installed, aptitude
installs tetex-extra (the transitional package) and hence lots of
unwanted packages.  It seems this is because some of the packages on
which texlive (the metapackage) depends Recommend or Depend
"tetex-extra | texlive-latex-foo", and aptitude chooses the first
alternative. 

Reminder: File important bugs against all packages which still depend on
tetex-extra (and tetex-bin, while on the way).

Regards, Frank
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Norbert Preining | 1 May 11:24 2007
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Re: Upload today?


Hi Frank!

I already made some tests on the train from poland, but nothing real.

What is missing is that the tetex-base currently does NOTHING in the postrm, I recall that you said
something should be done like ucr unregistering ..

Then we should tHinktwhat bugs to close.

Then there will be new processing I assume.

Otherwise upload is a good idea.

Bye
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On Tue, 01 May 2007 09:04:47 +0200 "Frank Küster" <frank <at> debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I might find some time for building, testing and uploading today.
> AFAIR, at least texlive-base deserves an update to resolve the
> tetex-base issue (after that, resolving the jadetex/cyrillic and xmltex
> issues seems to be the next priority).
> 
> Is there any reason not to upload, after proper testing, what we
> currently have in the repository?
> 
> Regards, Frank
> -- 
> Dr. Frank Küster
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