[tex-live] fmutil-sys fails on MacOSX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jan 8 00:24:58 CET 2011

On Jan 7, 2011, at 5:15 PM, Karl Berry wrote:

>    jrmMac 2: sudo which fmtutil
>    Password:
>    /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/x86_64-darwin/fmtutil
> "which" doesn't prove it, because fmtutil is being called as a
> subprocess.  Therefore the question is what the PATH is at the time it
> is called.  The which cmd can be implemented in lots of different ways,
> and isn't a reliable indicator of anything in particular.
> I suggest a more direct test, like temporarily modifying
> /usr/bin/fmtutil (or wherever your other fmtutil(s) is(are)) to simply say
> #!/bin
> echo "I am the system fmtutil" >&2
> exit 1
> and see what happens.  I bet it is being executed.
>    fmtutil: fmtutil: unknown option `--no-error-if-no-format'.
> If you look in /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/x86_64-darwin/fmtutil, I
> surmise you will see the couple simple lines of sh that deals with the
> "--no-error-if-no-format" option.  If that string doesn't appear in the
> script, that means your TL fmtutil is somehow an old/wrong/strange
> version -- that's a different problem.
> If the string does occur (as I expect it does), then you are
> definitively executing some other fmtutil.
> HTH,
> k


Hmm... would comparing the output of

sudo fmtutil-sys --version


fmtutil-sys --version


Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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