[tex-live] tpm files, function="buildFormat"

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Jul 19 14:06:35 CEST 2005

Hi all!

On Die, 19 Jul 2005, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> having a TPM instruction whose job is to create a .cfg file in some
> directory
> as per Norbert's wishes seems easy.  Then any installer can run fmtutil
> as needed.

I would like to have something similar to the language.XX.dat for
formats. So that if a tpm installs a new engine, it also contains a file
formats.xxx.cnf (eg) which contains the format definitions formatted for
fmtutil.cnf. Furthermore, in the action there should be something like
xxx as parameter so that when running the tpm file, I can look up
formats.xxx.cnf, incorporate it into the fmtutil.cnf file (or for debian
into /etc/texmf/fmtutil.d/) and be happy ;-)

How would we do this?

Best wishes


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