[tex-live] texlive setup problems

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Jan 27 02:21:34 CET 2017

>  > > ---! /home/cec/.texlive2016/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/latex.fmt doesn't match

> Maybe it's better not to remove anything right now because Charles is
> able to reproduce the bug and can provide further information.

Reinhard, the bug is obvious to me. An *old* format is tried to be 
loaded into a newer engine. That is very typical.

User A wants to fix something.
	fmtutil --byfmt latex
and bang, all further updates to TeX Live default will update format
dumps, but the local copy, even if it is dead-old, takes precedence.

Not much a bug here, but a feature of kpathsea, which - unfortunately -
creates complication all around. It can be used by experts, but
mostly it creates problems :-(


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