[tex-live] installation of TeXLive pretest failed

Artemio González López artemiog at mac.com
Sat Apr 30 11:48:52 CEST 2016

At the end of the network installation of TeXLive pretest (on a 27” 2011 iMac running El Capitan 10.11.4) there was the following error message:

Time used for installing the packages: 538:31
running mktexlsr /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist ...
mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
mktexlsr: Done.
writing fmtutil.cnf to /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/web2c/fmtutil.cnf
TLUtils::_create_config_files: /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/web2c/fmtutil-hdr.cnf missing!
Giving up. at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 2741.

It seems then that the installation didn’t complete successfully. What could I do to fix this error (short of starting from scratch!)?

Thanks everybody,


Artemio Gonzalez Lopez
artemiog at icloud.com

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