TeXLive4 installation oddities

Paul Szabo psz@maths.usyd.edu.au
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 12:30:38 +1000 (EST)

I have just installed TeXLive4 on some DEC Alphas. Thanks for putting
together such an easy-to-install package! However I came across some small
problems while installing: you may want to fix these in a future edition.


Paul Szabo - System Manager   //        School of Mathematics and Statistics
psz@maths.usyd.edu.au         //   University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia


In install-cd.sh I selected to do symlinks in some (non-root owned) bin
directory, though I think it would have whinged anyway:
> ln: /usr/local/texlive4/bin/alphaev5-osf4.0d/latex exists, specify -f to remove.
and many more such ln messages.

Pdftex wants libstdc++.so.2.7.1 (with specific version!!).

Amstex is a simple script containing:
> test -f "`kpsewhich amstex.fmt`" || fmtutil --byfmt amstex
but it complains
> fmtutil: no info for format `amstex'.
since /usr/local/texlive4/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf has amstex commented out.