[tex-live] 'tlmgr generate fmtutil' gives 'fmtutil.cnf' with duplicated entries

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Aug 31 11:36:24 CEST 2009

Hi Vladimir,

On Mo, 31 Aug 2009, Vladimir wrote:
> $ tlmgr generate fmtutil
> gives the fmtutil.cnf file duplicated entries (see attached file).

Interesting. Can you check whether you have

I cannot reproduce that behaviour. If you have a fmtutil-local.cnf
that contains the whole bunch then that is a problem.

> $ texconfig-sys init
> gives at end of process
> ...
> fmtutil: /usr/local/opt/texlive/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/pdfxmltex.fmt 
> installed.
> fmtutil: Infinite recursion detected, giving up!.

Bummer, Karl, that is something I remeber from Debian times, pdfxmltex
uses latex format, fmtutil builds that format and returns to building
pdfxmltex, but the latex format generated is not found, so it is
recreated and again and again.

Didn't we solve that with including latex.ltx directly???? You remember
the email exchange on that problem?

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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