[tex-live] tcfmgr: no info for file `fmtutil.cnf' ...
john at cs.york.ac.uk
Wed Feb 1 18:45:51 CET 2006
Under what conditions can this occur, does anyone know?
$ latex template
This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
%&-line parsing enabled.
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt latex.fmt
tcfmgr: no info for file `fmtutil.cnf' in map
fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.
I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!
Running 'mktexfmt latex.fmt' by itself reproduces the essential problem.
This happened only to one user here - everyone else is happy. This user
was su(1)-ed as another (group) user. Neither the home directory of the
original user nor the user to which she is su-ed had a .texlive2005
> # file rel dir search path progname
> dvipdfmx.cfg dvipdfm/config other text files dvipdfm
> config dvipdfm/config other text files dvipdfm
> config.ps dvips/config dvips config -
> modes.mf metafont/misc .mf -
> pdftexconfig.tex tex/generic/config .tex -
> fmtutil.cnf web2c web2c files -
> mktex.cnf web2c web2c files -
> updmap.cfg web2c web2c files -
> XDvi xdvi other text files xdvi
I can only find a little general discussion of this new-in-TeXLive-2005
mechanism in the TeXLive 2005 Guide section "4.1 The texconfig program",
and no specific mention of the potential problem. (Not having read this
section immediately after I installed TeXLive here, I hadn't realised
that I was supposed to run 'fmtutil-sys --missing' to prevent all the
users here getting latex.fmt etc. in their $HOME/.texlive2005
When I ran `fmtutil-sys --missing', the problem then went away!
Nor can I find any mention of this in the tex-live mailing list archive
(I searched for tcfmgr).
John A. Murdie
Department of Computer Science
University of York
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