[tex-live] Building the "TeX in Practice" format and saving it in a sensible location

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Dec 3 01:23:02 CET 2018

On Sun, 02 Dec 2018, Philip Taylor wrote:
> But it wasn't the current directory at all :  it wanted to write to c:/users/philip taylor.fujitsu-pc/.texlive2018/texmf-var/web2c ! 

This if fmtutil/mktexfmt which rightly writes to TEXMFVAR (or
TEXMFSYSVAR if you use the -sys (or --sys) switch).

If you run the xetex -ini (or --ini) manually, you get the format in the
current working directory.

You might want to read the man page (yes, as in "man page") of fmtutil.

There, the switch
	-fmtdir (or --fmtdir)
is mentioned, which describes where the format is saved.



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