[tex-live] missing format files in texlive 2007

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Dec 23 12:52:43 CET 2012

On So, 23 Dez 2012, Winston Smith wrote:
> $ kpsewhich fmtutil.cnf
> says nothing, but exit code is 1. I guess that means something (path not found?).

Ok, I guess that is because the old kpsewhich needed
	--format 'web2c blabla'
or so , the automatic detection was added later.

Anyway... as you wrote below that is correct.

> /var/lib/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnfis a file that consists of comments and empty lines solely. But this is a hint:

Huuu??? That is very strange ... do you have any files in

If not then something is seriously messed up on your system. There should
be several files!!!

> I presume I need to edit this file (or add one in /etc/texmf/fmt.d/ to add
> etex as format? Would a line like
> etex            pdftex         language.def    -translate-file=cp227.tcx *etex.ini
> suffice? I added this line, ran update-fmtutil, and etex now gets to the point of actually
> rendering pages.

That should already be there I suppose....

Best wishes

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