[tlbuild] texlinks fails because of missing fmtutil.cnf

Edd Barrett vext01 at gmail.com
Tue May 27 17:03:51 CEST 2008

Hi Jonathan,

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 3:39 PM, Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> wrote:
> I notice that fmtutil.cnf is no longer created in the inst directory during
> Build. This in turn means that texlinks fails during the "make install"
> stage (texlinks: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.), and symlinks to the
> engines are not created for the various formats like latex, pdflatex,
> xelatex, etc.
> Is this deliberate, because those links will now be added at some other
> stage, or do we need to restore the build-time fmtutil.cnf (even if it's not
> going to be used in the "real" installation) so that the proper links are
> created?
> Obviously, I could work around this by putting a fmtutil.cnf file somewhere
> suitable, but the Build process shouldn't depend on that.

Me and Karl discuseed this, as the fmtutil.cnf built in inst is (in
Karl's words) "almost random". It didn't work for me. I think you are
supposed to use the one in Master/texmf/web2c, which does work for me.


Best Regards



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