[OS X TeX] removing local additions from texlive distr

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Mar 16 01:12:20 CET 2007

Am 16.03.2007 um 00:19 schrieb Roussanka Loukanova:

> What else?

Nothing else: too much!

>> Why do you re-create the FMT files?
> With little, if any knowledge of the system's working, I've tried  
> to guess that rebuilding the various TeX formats, after removing  
> the package files (bgtex) would also *remove* (uninstall) the  
> formats that had been built by that package: i.e., I am targeting  
> removal of the package and everything that was created by it, and  
> everything that depends on it. For ex., I might decide to use  
> another package, or for any other reason (as in this case, to see  
> how the system's additions work: adding, removing, updating).

Why do you presume a FMT file is so complicated? In texmf.local/web2c  
or texlive/<year>/texmf-var you can check which of your thousand  
packages are used to build any FMT file.



Hard Disk:  A device that allows users to delete vast quantities of  
data with
             simple mnemonic commands.

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