[OS X TeX] removing local additions from texlive distr
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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