I went to update bluesock today and had wicked problems when it tried to upgrade tetex-bin to version 3.0-18. Every time it'd try to configure tetex-bin, it'd fail with this:
Setting up tetex-bin (3.0-18) ... Running fmtutil-sys. This may take some time... Error: `etex -ini -jobname=jadetex -progname=jadetex &latex jadetex.ini' failed Error: `pdfetex -ini -jobname=pdfjadetex -progname=pdfjadetex &p dflatex pdfjadetex.ini' failed
and lots of other output.
After futzing with things for a while I finally started skimming the Debian BTS and discovered bug 334613. Towards the bottom, Frank says that he can reproduce the bug by having jadetex installed before upgrading.
So I did an
apt-get remove jadetex then an
apt-get upgrade and tetex-bin installed fine as did
everything else. Then I re-installed jadetex and docbook-utils and
my system is happy again.
Figured I'd mention it in case anyone else had the same problem.
Update: I have multiple systems: one desktop (running Ubuntu Dapper), one laptop (running Ubuntu Edgy), and one server that I lease from ServerBeach (running Debian Sid). The jadetex problem I had was on the server running Debian Sid. I have no idea if the same problem occurs on my Ubuntu boxen. Figured I'd add that additional detail.