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Re: TexLive post install script fails
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:38:39 -0400
- Subject: Re: TexLive post install script fails
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On 4/4/2014 9:54 AM, Václav Zeman wrote:
TeXLive post install script exits with error for me. I am attaching
cygcheck output and mllatex.log with the errors.
Thanks for the report. The error is actually harmless (unless you want
to use mllatex), but it should go away if you issue the following two
commands (as administrator):
/usr/bin/fmtutil-sys --disablefmt mllatex
/usr/bin/fmtutil-sys --disablefmt mltex
On the other hand, if you want to use mltex/mllatex, then install
Here are the gory details in case you're curious:
The problem arose from the way texlive was initially packaged for
Cygwin. By default, all formats were enabled. I've since changed that
so that all formats are initially disabled by default, and then only
those formats that are provided by the various texlive-collection-*
packages are enabled by the postinstall scripts for those packages.
If you want, you can run the script
/usr/bin/texlive_generate_fmtutil.sh. This will create a new
/etc/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf file in which all formats are disabled
except those for which you have installed the appropriate
texlive-collection-* package. In case something goes wrong, the old
fmtutil.cnf is saved in /etc/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf.bak.
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