[tex-live] [tex-k] fmtutil bogus infinite loop

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Dec 22 10:32:50 CET 2009

Hi Karl,

On Mo, 21 Dez 2009, Karl Berry wrote:
> If I'm understanding correctly ...  why do you need to support duplicate
> format definitions?  It seems fundamentally wrong to have such
> duplicates.  It would be better to detect and ignore them.

Well, imagine someone in original texlive to add a format to
with the same name and same engine, but some slightly different parameters.
Normally the second -- which would be the one from -local -- would win.
That *can* happen with TeX Live upstream, too, and is allowed.

True we could detect it and warn it, I can scratch together a patch for
that warns on duplicate format/engine combinations, but we should
not ignore them, since they might be on purpose.


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