[tex-live] tpm files, function="buildFormat"

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Mon Jul 18 00:24:04 CEST 2005

Norbert Preining wrote:

>I see that there is a way to have an TPM:Installation enty
>	TPM:Execute function="buildFormat"
>Is there a reason why this is not used, and can this be put into the the
>respective tpm files easily? That would be a big help for me!
I may be misremembering,  but my recollection of the reasoning
was that the system creates format files as and when needed,
and we were short of space on the CD.

why do you want to precreate formats? or do you mean you
want to add entries to fmtutil.cnf?

other memories welcome....

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