[tex-live] Undocumented change in fmtutil --enablefmt/--disablefmt

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Jun 16 15:19:51 CEST 2015

Hi Ken,

On Tue, 16 Jun 2015, Ken Brown wrote:
> In TL2014, the commands 'fmtutil-sys --enablefmt cont-en' and
> 'fmtutil-sys --disablefmt cont-en' would enable/disable both cont-en
> formats (one with engine pdftex, the other with engine xetex).

Which is not really intuitive ...

> fmtutil [WARNING]: More engines given for format cont-en.
> fmtutil [WARNING]: Please specify one of the engines: xetex pdftex
> fmtutil [WARNING]: No changes done.
> Neither the error message nor the fmtutil help text explains *how*
> to specify the engine (by using the syntax "format/engine").  I

Is the following output better:
	fmtutil [WARNING]: More engines given for format cont-en.
	fmtutil [WARNING]: Possible engines: xetex pdftex
	fmtutil [WARNING]: Please select one by passing in cont-en/ENGINE
	fmtutil [WARNING]: No changes done.

> and say that the second form is mandatory if FORMATNAME occurs in
> fmtutil.cnf with more than one engine.

This part of the help text:
  --enablefmt FORMATNAME[/ENGINE] enable formatname in config file
  --disablefmt FORMATNAME[/ENGINE] disable formatname in config file
                             If more formats share the same name but have
                             different engines, the ENGINE parameter is 

Does this satsify your needs?


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