[tex-live] tu-clash

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Mar 1 03:31:30 CET 2017

On Wed, 01 Mar 2017, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> Werner, a link from fmtutil to fmtutil-user isn't sufficient because
> the main problem is that people invoke fmtutil accidentally.  And they
> will do even if fmtutil-user is available.

We are ventilating ideas to have
scripts, and only those can be actually called. The base scripts
will issue a warning and tell the user to either use -user cmd line
option or -user script (basically the same), and refer at the same
time to a (to be written) web page explaining best practices.

I really think that all usage of {updmap,fmtutil} out there falls into
two categories:
* experts knowing what they are doing
* unaware calls
The first are not a problem, they will need to adjust but can.
The second will be pushed to learn the correct method.

It is just making Gedankexperiments by now, but I really want to change
something for TL2017.


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