[tex-live] problem (perhaps) with texhash in TL2015 pretest

Greg' Ar Tourter artourter at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 20:44:55 CEST 2015

I had the same problem after installing it earlier on linux.

the problem seems to be located in the mktexlsr script (texhash is a
symlink to mktexlsr) which has on line 76:

treefile=`mktemp --tmpdir mktexlsrtrees.XXXXXXXXXX` || exit 1

looking at the same script from texlive 2014, every thing is identical
apart from that line and a few comments at the beginning. using the line
from 2014 fixes the problem:


basically, mktemp doesn't have (currently, maybe a future version
will) an --tmpdir

hope this helps


On 13 April 2015 at 18:55, jfbu <jfbu at free.fr> wrote:

> Hi
> I get
> ttys000:texlive (19:44)$ texhash texmf-local-2015
> mktemp: illegal option -- -
> usage: mktemp [-d] [-q] [-t prefix] [-u] template ...
>        mktemp [-d] [-q] [-u] -t prefix
> trying
> texhash --version
> and
> texhash --help
> both do the same
> however this texhash (mktexlsr) is the one I compiled
> from sources on my mac os x 64bit
> ChangeLog of the /source/ has on top
> 2015-04-12  Peter Breitenlohner  <peb at mppmu.mpg.de>
>         * version.ac (tex_live_version): starting pretest, no more /dev.
> I compiled simply doing ./Build
> sorry if I make noise for badly compiled version locally on
> my machine
> as an aside: in case I get further problems of this type should I report
> on this mailing list or rather on tex-k at tug.org ?
> best
> Jean-Francois
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