[tex-live] prolems running latex in tex-live

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Sep 20 22:54:35 CEST 2008

Hi Ralph,

(please keep the list on the Cc so others can help, too)

On Sa, 20 Sep 2008, Ralph Boland wrote:
> I will post there for future problems.  What is the "launchpad bug"?

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ the bugtracker (besides other of Ubuntu)

> > Does "successfully" mean that you could compile documents with
> >        (pdf)latex
> > ?
> >

That is good.

> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 2008-06-27 00:05 texmf.cnf -> /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf
> (a symbolic link)

That is fine.

> Yes,  -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9245 2006-01-02 16:53 tcfmgr

Fine, too

>  sudo mktexlsr
> mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/share/texmf/ls-R...
> mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R-TEXMFMAIN...
> mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R-TEXLIVE...
> mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R...
> mktexlsr: Done.

Looks fine, too

> No nothing has changed unfortunately.

Bummer. Can you call
	fmtutil-sys --byfmt pdflatex
and send me the output? 

Or better, AS ROOT (!!!) (can you switch permanently to root?) and the
full output of that
	v=`kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFSYSVAR`
	c=`kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFSYSCONFIG`
	echo v=$v
	echo c=$c
	bash -x /usr/bin/fmtutil --byfmt pdflatex

> The advice given was to reinstall.


Mind that I am leaving in a few hours for Tbilisi/Georgia, so I wont be
able to help you for one week.

Best wishes


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