[tex-live] Installation Failure

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sat Dec 9 00:57:07 CET 2006

On 8 Dec 2006, at 11:21 pm, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 8 Dec 2006, at 10:29 pm, Paul Jones wrote:
>> 3) The build failed.  Below is the end of STDERR output.  I have a  
>> log
>> or both STDERR and STDOUT if you would like to look at them.  Any  
>> idea
>> why it failed?
> Either it failed to build xetex, or something was missing or
> inconsistent about the initialization files/macros for the xetex-
> based formats. As suggested by the fmtutil error message, check for
> xetex.log and xelatex.log files in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-var/
> web2c; they may indicate what is wrong.
> (As you're trying to build from a snapshot of the development tree,
> it's entirely possible that something was in an inconsistent state at
> the point where you copied the files.)

Yes, that's it; assuming you have xetex 0.996, you need an updated  
version of one of the setup files, Master/texmf-dist/tex/generic/ 
xetexconfig/unicode-letters.tex. I suspect that's what caused the  
failure for you. The new version is now available in svn (rev. 2644).


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