[tex-live] cjkutils

Gerben Wierda Sherlock@rna.nl
Tue, 24 Dec 2002 21:06:58 +0100

On Tuesday, Dec 24, 2002, at 20:19 Europe/Amsterdam, Thomas Esser wrote:

>> ! I can't read pdftex.pool; bad path?
> Something must be wrong with your setup. In my configuration, fmtutil
> properly finds pdftex-pl.pool and later fails because this localized
> pool file is outdated.

Yes, I noticed this, but what I do is pretty straightforward. I install 
with a PREFIX set to another directory. In the share/texmf/web2c 
directory there I find (after running install from my TL stuff):

-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  30638 Oct 24 02:28 etex-pl.pool
-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  28056 Dec 22 16:40 etex.pool
-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  22179 Dec 22 16:41 mf.pool
-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  24672 Dec 22 16:42 mp.pool
-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  30128 Dec 22 16:43 omega.pool
-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  37441 Oct 24 02:28 pdfetex-pl.pool
-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  34890 Dec 22 16:46 pdfetex.pool
-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  35515 Oct 24 02:28 pdftex-pl.pool
-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  33067 Dec 22 16:45 pdftex.pool
-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  28712 Oct 24 02:28 tex-pl.pool
-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  26233 Dec 22 16:47 tex.pool

As you can see, the translated pool files are pretty old. Note: I use 
the TL repository so if they are not updated there, they are not 
updated here. Note also that the pool files are found:

[dumbledore:share/texmf/web2c] gerben% kpsewhich --format='web2c files' 
[dumbledore:share/texmf/web2c] gerben% kpsewhich --format='web2c files' 

So, my guess was that the error message was misleading. Note that my 
PREFIX at install differs from the location where the files are when I 
actually run it:

At build-install time they go to 

but when I use it they have been copied to


but since both locations do exist, I do not think a hard coded path 
might play a role here.

In other words, I am stymied ;-)

> Of course, I'll update the localized pool files asap.

Oh well, we'll see to this later. Just give me a sign when TL has been 

Frohe Weinachten und viel Spaß dauernd Sylvester,