[tex-live] problem with fc-list

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Thu Jul 24 18:33:24 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 09:17:03PM +0800, Xiao Cui wrote:
> Hi,
>   I am trying TexLive 20080724 with windows vista. I copied the iso image to a SD card. Then I run
>   G:\TL20080724>tl-portable
> Testing for write access G:\TL20080724\...
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>   TL G:\TL20080724>fc-list
> Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file
>   TL G:\TL20080724>
>   What is wrong with it?
>   Xiao

I updated install-tl to do some postprocessing for xetex even in the
tl-portable case. This postprocessing configures and runs fc-cache.

You can get this new install-tl e.g. by going to
http://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Master/install-tl?view=log and
pressing the download button for revision 9752.

Before re-running tl-portable.bat with the new install-tl, remove
texmf-var from your ssd card to force regeneration of everything.

Unfortunately, in my test fc-cache failed on almost every single
font directory.  This is a problem I encountered earlier in
connection with the semi-portable run from dvd install, but it could
not be reproduced by others. So maybe it is an artefact of my test

Please report back.

Siep Kroonenberg

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