[tex-live] missing format files in texlive 2007

Winston Smith smith_winston_6079 at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 23 13:04:13 CET 2012

> > /var/lib/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnfis a file that consists of comments and empty lines solely. But this is a hint:
> Huuu??? That is very strange ... do you have any files in
> 	/etc/texmf/fmt.d/
> ???
> If not then something is seriously messed up on your system. There should
> be several files!!!

Yes, there are files:


Hang on...

WHY is there a .dpkg-new file, but NOT the original config file?

++++ CURSES ON DPKG!!! ++++

Seems like /etc/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-base.cnf belongs to multiple packages,
and dkpg refused to override one with the other, but somehow the original
file got LOST??? Why did dkpg NOT TELL ME THIS???

Anyway: the 10texlive-base.cnf contains all sensible values. I renamed the
file, ran update-fmtutil, and everything runs smoothly now.

I blame dpkg for not telling me the mess with the config files.

Again, thanks heaps for your support!

- Winston

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