[tex-live] tcfmgr: no info for file `fmtutil.cnf' ...

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Thu Feb 2 22:48:54 CET 2006

On Feb 2, 2006, at 21:57, Thomas Esser wrote:

>> I'm baffled.  I don't remember ever hearing about tcfmgr before,
>> although perhaps Thomas told me and I've just forgotten.  Thomas?
> With teTeX-3.0, texconfig has been redesigned. The script "texconfig"
> implements the batch functionality, "texconfig-dialog" implements the
> curses based "gui" (is there anybody who wants to write a different /
> better gui?). tcfmgr is the "texconfig file manager" which can be used 
> to
> check out / check in config files. So all the "magic" about TEXMFCONIG
> and how to look up config files is in there. updamp and fmtutil also
> use tcfmgr.
> I did not especially mention tcfmgr. It is used "behind the scenes". If
> kpsewhich properly expands variables if it can find the config files,
> you will hardly ever notice it. And if kpsewhich does not work this 
> way,
> something usually is broken in the installation or configuration.


are you planning any updates to teTeX 3.0 (esp. to the texmf tree) in 
the forseeable future?


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