[tex-live] Language-local.dat and list of languages with loaded patterns

Claudio Beccari claudio.beccari at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 19:57:12 CEST 2011

OK, I thought that kpsewhich whould find all occureneces of 
pdflatex.fmt, non the first one that fitted the search pattern.

Yes you are right: I deleted the local format and now the global format 
is being used and my special language appears regularly where it should.

Problem solved.


On 02/09/2011 19:16, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 17:35, Claudio Beccari wrote:
>> Yes I am sure, and this is what I get:
>> Claudio-Beccaris-iMac:~ claudio$ kpsewhich -engine pdftex pdflatex.fmt
>> /Users/claudio/Library/texlive/2011/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/pdflatex.fmt
> In that case you are loading your "personal format" from
> ~/Library/texlive/2011/texmf-var instead of the system-wide one in
> /usr/local/texlive/2011/texm-var. The command "sudo fmtutils-sys
> pdflatex" has put the format into /usr/local/texlive, but you are
> using another one.
> -----
> Independent issue:
> It is a bit "dangerous" (or weird at least) to put some files required
> to generate formats to your $TEXMFHOME if you are using system-wide
> formats. I guess that you are the only user of your computer, but if
> there was somebody else and if he would regenerate formats, your
> languages would be lost again.
> A question for Norbert: why does fmtutils-sys see $TEXMFHOME? Isn't
> that a bit problematic? I thought that this was only a problem in
> ConTeXt :) Not that I really care since I'm the only user of my
> computer, but I still find it a bit weird.
> Mojca

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