[arch-dev-public] Starting work on TeXLive 2013

Rashif Ray Rahman schiv at archlinux.org
Tue Jul 2 06:08:55 EDT 2013

On 2 July 2013 15:19, Felix Yan <felixonmars at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 02, 2013 09:15:06 Rémy Oudompheng wrote:
>> The packages are ready but they will tend to install /etc/texmf files
>> as .pacnew instead of replacing the old ones. When it happens fmtutil
>> will not unhappy and the things will be unusable until the user
>> overwrites the old files with the pacnews then re-runs "fmtutil --all"
>> as root.
>> What do you advise? Leave the behaviour as is and write instructions
>> in the news page? Forcibly overwriting old files?
> I would prefer just echo these notes in .install.

An official announcement is useful here because it requires user
intervention. An install message is not appropriate (i.e. not
sufficient for the problem at hand).

So, yes, if there is no other way to solve this you should post a news
announcement explaining the reason why this intervention is required
and the steps to take in order to solve it.


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