[tex-live] Generating tex.fmt
karl at freefriends.org
Mon Aug 7 18:02:08 CEST 2006
Would someone be willing to take a
look and find the gem of truth in this mass of output?
What appears on standard output after
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt tex.fmt
and makes no mention of mktexfmt or of generating .fmt files.
I (or someone :) will have to try to improve that. Anyway, the basic
answer is that mktexfmt should be a link to fmtutil. fmtutil reads
fmutil.cnf (your log says it was found in
/usr/share/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf). fmtutil.cnf should have a line
tex tex - tex.ini
which says "to build tex.fmt, run tex on the file tex.ini".
But your log does not mention tex.ini. So I'm lost at that point.
tex.ini is a tiny four-line file:
% Thomas Esser, 1998. public domain.
Meanwhile, on a completely different front, your setup seems to have
much more in common with Debian than with the usual all-in-one-dir TL
setup. I wonder if it would actually be easier for you to adapt
Debian's packages than to start from the original sources. As I recall,
they had to modify a number of config files to make things work. Frank,
Hope this helps,
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