[tex-live] Having a .fmt for different engines

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Jan 4 20:57:12 CET 2007

Hi Jonathan!

On Don, 04 Jan 2007, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> IMO, a preferable solution would be to give fmtutil a new option -- 
> use-engine-subdirs or something like that, and have it place the  

This would be a good thing. For packaging context for Debian I have
created a script called ctxfmtutil which is not very intelligent, far
from what fmtutil is, but it puts the stuff into the right place, in
fact it calls texexec with the respective parameters to do this work.

It would be great to get fmtutil to this point where something like this
is possible, considering that context canbe run with engines like xetex,
aleph, pdftex, whatever, and all under the name cont-{en,fr,...}

> Others probably understand all this much better than I do, though....

Same with me...

Best wishes


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