[tex-live] TL2016 brings "no driver" error where previously there was none

tljack at forallx.net tljack at forallx.net
Tue Jun 7 18:06:00 CEST 2016

On 2016-06-07 10:01, David Carlisle wrote:
> On 7 June 2016 at 16:53, <tljack at forallx.net> wrote:
>> On 2016-06-07 09:42, David Carlisle wrote:
>> On 7 June 2016 at 16:34, <tljack at forallx.net> wrote:
>> On 2016-06-06 16:05, Akira Kakuto wrote:
>> /tl/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics/graphics.sty:94: Package graphics
>> Error:
>> No driver specified.
>> Not confirmed here.
>> % pdflatex
>> documentclass[a4paper]{article}
>> usepackage{enumitem,geometry,array,graphicx,amsmath,amssymb}
>> begin{document}
>> Foo.
>> end{document}
>> works ok.
>> Do you have
>> texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics-cfg/graphics.cfg ?
>> I assume that path should end with /graphics/graphics.cfg.
>> Anyway, no I don't have that file either in TL2016, or in TL2015.
>> TL2016 is the only one with the error.
>> -jack
>> If you do not have graphics.cfg then you need to supply an explicit
>> driver option to the graphics package but one has been part of
>> texlive
>> since before it was called texlive.
>> in tl2015 (and possibly tl2016) what do you get returned for
>> kpsewhich graphics.cfg
>  Ah, now we're getting somewhere.  That command returns nothing at all
> in TL2016, but in TL2015 it returns:
> /tl/texmf-dist/tex/latex/latexconfig/graphics.cfg
>  I don't know why it wouldn't be there this year.
> there's been some rearrangement of the locations, in particular that
> file is now on ctan (and pulled from there to texlive) rather than
> being maintained directly in texlive. so in 2016 it is
> 2016/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics-cfg/graphics.cfg
>>> If you have not got that file you can get it from
>>> https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/graphics-cfg
>>> [1] [1]
>>> but how did you install texlive?
>> For the last few years, I've done it this way: I rsync the entire
>> distro to my machine, then I run the tlnet/install-tl script and
>> install the "minimal" scheme.
> I leave it to the texlive maintainers to say what should or shouldn't
> be in minimal
> but if you install minimal then it's natural that you have to install
> some additional
> things so that real-world documents run, so it's not necessarily a bug
> that graphics.cfg isn't in minimal.  (The graphics package hopefully
> clearly documents that it is optional and what you need to do to
> specify a driver if you don't have a cfg file)

I don't just install the minimal scheme.  I must've forgot to mention 
that in my email.  After the minimal scheme, I install several hundred 
additional packages.


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