[tex-live] No format built on i386-linux

Daniel Flipo daniel.flipo at univ-lille1.fr
Fri Dec 22 12:58:17 CET 2006

Hi all,

I have just tried to install texlivetest2006-inst-20061217.iso
on an i386-linux machine.

I chose the GUTenberg scheme (with some additional languages: cyrillic, 
italian, portuguese, spanish, UKenglish), and standard locations for the 

No format gets built at the end:
root# ll /usr/local/texlive/2006/texmf-var/web2c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root staff  5611 2006-12-22 11:46 fmtutil.cnf
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root staff    71 2006-07-12 18:26 mktex.cnf
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root staff  6062 2006-12-22 11:46 updmap.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root staff 10219 2006-12-22 11:46 updmap.log

Then I try to build latex.fmt manually:
root# export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2006/bin/i386-linux:$PATH
root# fmtutil-sys  --byfmt latex
It fails on
Local configuration file hyphen.cfg used
! I can't find file `xu-bahyph.tex'.

In fact none of the xu-*.tex files are installed:
root# find /usr/local/texlive/2006 -name 'xu-*.tex'
returns nothing.

Daniel Flipo

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