[tex-live] problem with platex.ini on this morning texlive update

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Sat May 7 11:51:34 CEST 2011

On Sat, May 07, 2011 at 10:31:11AM +0200, Le TeXnicien de surface wrote:

> This is a summary of all `failed' messages:
> `ptex -ini  -jobname=platex -progname=platex *platex.ini' failed
> some lines above it is written that
> This is pTeXk, Version 3.1415926-p3.1.11 (utf8.euc) (TeX Live 2010) (INITEX)
>  restricted \write18 enabled.
> ! I can't find file `*platex.ini'.
> <*> *platex.ini

Apparently "ptex" does not support e-TeX, therefore the syntax
with the starting star is not recognized and "ptex" looks for
"*platex.ini" instead of "platex.ini".
  I don't know, where the star comes from. In the
updated fmtutil.cnf of TL I don't see it (perhaps its alaready
| # from ptex:
| ptex ptex - ptex.ini
| platex ptex language.ptx platex.ini
Or do you use a different fmtutil.cnf from somewhere else?

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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