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

Ken Brown kbrow1i at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 15:25:46 CEST 2015

Hi Norbert,

On 6/16/2015 9:19 AM, Norbert Preining wrote:
> 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 ...

I agree.

>> 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
>                               obligatory.
> Does this satsify your needs?

Perfect again.



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