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

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Wed Jul 20 22:33:25 CEST 2005

Norbert Preining wrote:

>I have added
>    <TPM:Installation>
>      <TPM:Execute function="BuildFormat"/>
>    </TPM:Installation>
>to all the bin-XXXXX programs generating formats,
>AND I have generated files
>	format.XXXXX.cnf
>which contains the respective lines for the fmtutil.cnf file.
excellent! I am rerunning the tpm-update to
check these survive OK

>* Where should I put these files? Up to now I have them in 
>	/Master/texmf/formats/...
>  which seems not to be a good location, but I couldn't think about
>  a better one for now.
texmf/web2c is what I would have expected

>* Is the above method ok for everyone here? Up to now no installer
>  actually makes use of it. But the debian packages will do this soon.
>  As soon as I have the ok from Sebastian and a good location!
I like it

adding it to the CD installer will be moderately easy. even
I might manage.

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