[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Package released

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Oct 27 22:44:16 CEST 2004

On 27 Oct 2004, at 22:27, Piet van Oostrum wrote:

>>>>>> Gerben Wierda <Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl> (GW) wrote:
> GW> On 26 Oct 2004, at 18:37, Piet van Oostrum wrote:
>>> I had a couple of problems with the new texlive 2004 setup:
>>> First after installing it I couldn't run latex or pdflatex, they 
>>> gave a
>>> I'm
>>> stymied error. It appeared that the latex.fmt and pdflatex.fmt were 
>>> not
>>> built. Although the installation process ended with:
>>> Running the configuration script finished without critical errors.
>>> the creation of latex.fmt and pdflatex.fmt had failed. The problem is
>>> that
>>> I have selected Spanish as one of the languages and the Spanish
>>> hyphenation
>>> file used to be sphyphen.tex, but now is eshyphen.tex. But is hasn't 
>>> been
>>> changed in language.dat. After changing and reconfiguring it worked.
> GW> I have provided a fix for this.
> Does the fix consist of the file sphyph.tex in texmf.gwtex?
> That doesn't work, as this file inputs cathyph.tex which isn't 
> present. If
> you would like to include sphyph.tex, use a copy of eshyph.tex in
> texmf.tetex.

I added cathyph in preparation of teTeX changing as well.

> But I think the robust solution would be to use the language.dat in
> texmf.local (if present) to find out the defaults for the languages 
> chosen
> in the dialog, then remove it and use languages.dat in texmf.tetex to 
> buid
> a new languages.dat in texmf.local with the proper ones selected.

You are welcome to write the perl snippet to do this in tex.configure 

> By the way, this new sphyph.tex even ruins my manual change of 
> language.dat
> or the official one in texmf.tetex. This is because the file aliases
> translates esphyp.tex into sphyph.tex. Apparently the translations in
> aliases only work if the target file is present. So a better solution 
> would
> be to reverse the aliases translation for sphyph.tex and eshyph.tex. Of
> course this is something that should be done in teTeX.


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