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

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Sat May 7 13:09:54 CEST 2011

On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 6:51 AM, Heiko Oberdiek
<heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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
> fixed):

My TL systems had fmtutil.cnf in texmf-var/web2c.  Removing the "*"
allowed the format to build.

> | # from ptex:
> | ptex ptex - ptex.ini
> | platex ptex language.ptx platex.ini
> Or do you use a different fmtutil.cnf from somewhere else?

kpsewhich fmtutil.cnf should list the one that is being used.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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