[tex-live] fmtutil in TL 2015

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 10:35:33 CEST 2015

Hi all,

I will check what it will mean to my setting.

Zdeněk Wagner

2015-04-14 7:39 GMT+02:00 Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>:

> Hi everyone,
> we are not sure whether *anyone* is at all concerned by this change,
> but the tlpretest and TL2015 will bring a new implementation of
> fmtutil in perl, which also changes its operation mode in the same
> way updmap was change to the "multi" updmap 2 years ago. That means,
> from now on *all* fmtutil.cnf files are read.
> That also means that the mechanism currently in use
>         fmtutil-local.cnf
> in TEXMFLOCAL/web2c wil lnot be supported anymore, if you have
> any settings there they need to be moved over.
> Far from being as oftne used as multi-updmap, I don't expect
> too much problems with it. But there might be a few bugs and
> incompatibilities, please report them here.
> ALso note for those integrators, that the format of the output
> has changed.
> For more details I have written an explanation with some examples:
> http://www.preining.info/blog/2015/04/tex-live-the-new-multi-fmtutil/
> All the best
> Norbert
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