[tex-live] explicit calls to fmtutil

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu Feb 6 18:52:43 CET 2003

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 08:06:43PM +0300, Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> 1) remove unneeded explicit calls to fmtutil, i.e. these lines:
> cslatex:test -f "`kpsewhich cslatex.fmt`" || fmtutil --byfmt cslatex
> csplain:test -f "`kpsewhich csplain.fmt`" || fmtutil --byfmt csplain
> pdfcslatex:test -f "`kpsewhich pdfcslatex.fmt`" || fmtutil --byfmt pdfcslatex
> pdfcsplain:test -f "`kpsewhich pdfcsplain.fmt`" || fmtutil --byfmt pdfcsplain
>    since format will be generated on the fly anyway - tex will call
>    mktexfmt is the fmt is not found.

fair point. will do so this evening

> 2) provide a possibility to pass command-line parameters to
>    tex&friends by default (via texmf.cnf or fmtutil.cnf), so that e.g.
>    -default-translate-file=il2-cs could be passed to tex of the
>    progname is cslatex.
>    then, the remaining 4 scripts could be replaced with symlinks too.

good idea, but one for Olaf, I think.
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