[tex-live] fmtutil.cnf / TL2007

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Thu Jan 11 23:13:04 CET 2007

On Jan 11, 2007, at 22:58 , Vladimir Volovich wrote:

> "VV" == Vladimir Volovich writes:
>  VV> what if someone wants to work with X11-enabled mf? will they be
>  VV> able to do this without changing fmtutil.cnf, as they always used
>  VV> to be able to?
>  VV> yes, it will still work, since the base files generates by
>  VV> mf-nowin are compatible with the ones generated by mf. sorry for
>  VV> the noise.
> BTW, running "texlinks" now produces an error message:
> install_link failed for .../mf. File already exists.
> probably because it thinks that "mf" should now be a link to "mf- 
> nowin"
> because of that fmtutil.cnf change.

 From texlinks it seems it does have specific mf knowledge:

   case $src in
       if test $dest = "mf-nowin" && test -f $selfautoloc/mfw; then
         verbose_echo "both mfw and mf-nowin exists, $src linked to  

Reading texlinks more it seems to be intended behaviour and the -- 
silent flag can make it shut up about binaries already there.


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