[tex-live] Generating tex.fmt

Ken Brooks kenb at rpath.com
Mon Aug 21 20:43:28 CEST 2006

Karl Berry wrote:
> Hi Ken,
>     Would someone be willing to take a 
>     look and find the gem of truth in this mass of output?
> What appears on standard output after
> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt tex.fmt
> ?

Sorry, that world has been overwritten (for the better) since I sent the 
original message.

> Meanwhile, on a completely different front, your setup seems to have
> much more in common with Debian than with the usual all-in-one-dir TL
> setup.  I wonder if it would actually be easier for you to adapt
> Debian's packages than to start from the original sources.  As I recall,
> they had to modify a number of config files to make things work.  Frank,
> Norbert?

We considered that way back at the beginning.  Got stuck on the fact that 
we couldn't figure out how to unpack a Debian package archive in a 
non-Debian world.  If anyone knows a good answer to that, I'd love to 
hear it.  Or if anyone knows where to find the Debian package source in 
an unpacked form.

Thanks for all the help,

Ken Brooks
rPath, Inc.

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