dapper tetex: hyphenation broken?
kristian at zimmer428.net
Tue Mar 21 10:15:30 UTC 2006
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trying to get over some strange error building a larger LaTeX document
after migrating from Debian sid to Dapper Drake, I now see that, same
with this as with every new document I create, hyphenation doesn't
seem to work using Dappers tetex environment. Here's what I found out
about it, so far:
* Trying to build the package gives me a message like this:
latex> Package babel Warning: No hyphenation patterns were loaded for
latex> (babel) the language `ngerman'
latex> (babel) I will use the patterns loaded for
most locale-specific stuff (umlauts et al) works, but hyphenation
doesn't, just gives me a bunch full of "Overful \hbox" messages.
* Tracking down the error, I found
/var/lib/texmf/tex/generic/config/language.dat to be responsible for
LaTeX language configuration, which is merely empty (besides a bunch
of comments) and, at the end, contains those lines:
%%% /etc/texmf/language.d/10tetex.cnf not included because the
%%% corresponding package seems to be removed.
This is strange, because at least /etc/texmf/language.d/10tetex.cnf
* Having a look at /usr/sbin/update-languages (which seems to be
responsible for building language.dat), I found that the files in
/etc/texmf/languages are only included if the package name is found in
/var/lib/tex-common/language-cnf/tetex-base.list - 10tetex isn't
within there per default, so the file is not included (why?).
* Anyhow, after 'cat'ing 10tetex.cnf to the end of language.dat,
hyphenation is still broken. Ther are no other tetex- or latex-
packages I might be missing or want to install, and as far as I looked
through the documentation of the ngerman package, the files required
for that are all in place in Dapper.
What's goin' wrong? Am I just too stupid? Did I find a bug? Is my
Can anyone enlighten me about that? :)
TIA and bye,
Kristian Rink * http://zimmer428.net * jab: kawazu at jabber.ccc.de
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