[tex-live] what is the canonical way to customize fmtutil.cnf

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Oct 10 01:27:03 CEST 2010

On Sa, 09 Okt 2010, Ingo Krabbe wrote:
> I generally use tex, pdftex etc. with encTex so I like to update the
> fmtutil.cnf from texlive.  But I don't actually understand which files
> are generated, might be updated and later taken into account by
> fmtutil-sys or fmtutil-whatever.
> So how would I modify these parts of texlive for my local needs?

Please read the tlmgr manual (help page, web page) and there the
section on "generate". You can create a fmtutil-local.cnf and
disable default formats there and add your own.

Best wishes

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