[tex-live] texlive setup problems

Charles Campbell astronaut at verizon.net
Fri Jan 27 16:51:58 CET 2017

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2017-01-26 at 23:03:08 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
>  > On Wed, 25 Jan 2017, Charles E Campbell wrote:
>  > > ---! /home/cec/.texlive2016/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/latex.fmt doesn't match
>  > 
>  > Remove 
>  > 	/home/cec/.texlive2016/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex
>  > and maybe even more radically
>  > 	/home/cec/.texlive2016/texmf-var/*
>  > and it should work.
> Maybe it's better not to remove anything right now because Charles is
> able to reproduce the bug and can provide further information.
> The problem is not that different versions of TeX Live are involved,
> the main problem which has to be fixed is that programs which are not
> aware of pool files at all complain about missing pool files.
> Charles' broken setup can be quite helpful in order to confirm that a
> bugfix solves the problem.
> Sure, I assume that Charles needs a working TeX Live system right now.
> But then I wouldn't suggest to delete any files provided by TL-2016 in
> favour of an ancient release (TL-2013).  It's better to make sure that
> the bin/ directory of TeX Live 2016 comes first in PATH.
> Strange enough that TeX Live 2013 is aware of a directory
> ~/.texlive2016 .
> Charles, can you send us the output of
>   tlmgr conf

I'll try doing that tonight (its 10:45am here), when I hope to have a
moment to work with my home desktop.

Thank you!
Chip Campbell

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