Today's update

Herbert Schulz herbs at
Wed Feb 26 15:19:08 CET 2020

> On Feb 26, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at> wrote:
> On 2/26/20 8:00 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>> On Feb 25, 2020, at 4:15 PM, Karl Berry <karl at> wrote:
>>>    which is why I was puzzled about the xelatex format not
>>>    being rebuilt.
>>> If it happens again, what would help to debug is to know which packages
>>> got updated. (The complete list.) I don't know if it's easy to find that
>>> in TLU ... --thanks, karl.
>> Howdy,
>> Just to note: This morning xelatex was rebuilt (along with xetex, etc.) but `byengine' while all the other format updates were `byfmt'. Of course there was an explicit update of xetex.
> Same here, less than two hours ago.
> But first I ran tlmgr with --dry-run. It said it was going to rebuild xelatex and xelatex-dev formats, *and didn't mention any engine*.
> Then with the actual run it rebuilt xetex engine but no xelatex formats.
> I attach the log.
> Best
> Axel
> <tlmgr 2020-02-26 06h30m.txt>


I believe `byengine' means that all formats associated with that engine (xetex in this case) get rebuilt. All the xetex related engines were rebuilt; xetex, xelatex, xelatex-dev, etc.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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