[tex-live] texlive setup problems

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 09:14:50 CET 2017

Of course, it can be later diagnosed by strace but there is no sense to do
it. Why know the reason in general, it is not needed to know which exact
versions clash on a particular computer. And yes, if such a problem occurs,
it is always reproducible.

Zdeněk Wagner

2017-01-27 2:21 GMT+01:00 Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>:

> >  > > ---! /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.
> Calls
>         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 :-(
> Norbert
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