[tex-live] Why has initex disappeared?

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sun Nov 13 18:19:44 CET 2005

> but that's not really the background that will allow me to convince our
> users.  It also doesn't give sufficient information for me to judge

To get the format right regarding search paths and array sizes, the
right --progname has to be used. And, even more, the format must be
build with the same engine that runs it (example: a "tex" based initex
will generate an unusable "latex" format, since latex is run with the
pdfetex engine). So by removing "initex", we have removed a common source
of problems.

People using a tetex based system should use fmtutil for all format
creations to avoid common problems.


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