[tex-live] [NTG-pdftex] Fwd: Rebuilding pdftex gives ---! Must increase the hyph_size (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)

Vasile Gaburici vgaburici at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 00:48:14 CEST 2008

And yes, even with my script, you obviously still need to delete any
non-matching fmt files.

BTW, why isn't there an option to automatically update fmt files to
match binaries? The fmt files are supposed to act like caches. I fail
to see a significant benefit in the "stymied" message.
How would it sound if the XP prefetch (.pf) files would complain that
exe has changed and that you need to delete them manually? Or if OS X
10.5 did that with it's prebinding files and asked you to run
update_prebinding manually? Or if Linux prelinked ELFs would blow up
if any of the .so libraries they've prelinked changes? The fmt files
serve a very similar the same purpose...

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 1:02 AM, Vasile Gaburici <vgaburici at gmail.com> wrote:
> It works if you use this script: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~gaburici/setup-tl
> No need to move anything aside. Feel free to include the script it in TL :)
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:17 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>>    My solution was to drop the pdftex binary I've compiled in
>>    /usr/local/bin
>> Please don't expect a random TeX binary to work with a random TeX tree.
>> If you want to use TL'08, install TL'08.  If you have TL'08 installed
>> /some/where, then put your new pdftex into its tree:
>> /some/where/bin/i386-linux/pdftex (move the original aside, of course).
>> Your original message was about .fmt file mismatches.  Delete your .fmt
>> files created with previous versions of TL'08 and let them be recreated.
>> We had to make changes that changed the .fmt's during the last round of
>> bug fixes.
>> Hope this helps.
>> karl

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