[tex-live] missing format files in texlive 2007

Winston Smith smith_winston_6079 at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 23 12:39:08 CET 2012


Thanks a lot for your replies.

The command

$ texconfig-sys init etex

did not help. Still no format for etex. The command

$ kpsewhich fmtutil.cnf

says nothing, but exit code is 1. I guess that means something (path not found?).
The man page does not state anything on exit codes. The file
/var/lib/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnfis a file that consists of comments and empty lines solely. But this is a hint:
I presume I need to edit this file (or add one in /etc/texmf/fmt.d/ to add
etex as format? Would a line like

etex            pdftex         language.def    -translate-file=cp227.tcx *etex.ini
suffice? I added this line, ran update-fmtutil, and etex now gets to the point of actually
rendering pages.

Thanks heaps!

- Winston

> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 20:16:41 +0900
> From: preining at logic.at
> To: zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
> CC: tex-live at tug.org
> Subject: Re: [tex-live] missing format files in texlive 2007
> On So, 23 Dez 2012, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> > I just ran "find /usr/local/texlive -name etex.fmt" and it was not
> > found in 2007.
> So I guess we didn't ship etex as separate format at that time ...
> Best wishes
> Norbert
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