[OS X TeX] removing local additions from texlive distr

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Fri Mar 16 22:50:08 CET 2007

On Fri, 16 Mar 2007, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 16.03.2007 um 00:19 schrieb Roussanka Loukanova:
>> What else?
> Nothing else: too much!

Have I done something destructive? If yes, how could I undo that?

>>> 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?

They might be not so complicated, but I know nothing about them. Sorry: 
where is the (reading) manual? :)

> In texmf.local/web2c or 
> texlive/<year>/texmf-var you can check which of your thousand packages are 
> used to build any FMT file.

Unfortunately, my knowledge is insufficient to understand what you 
have tried to tell me.


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