[tex-live] texlive setup problems

Charles E Campbell astronaut at verizon.net
Tue Jan 31 04:33:26 CET 2017

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2017-01-26 at 23:03:08 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
>   > On Wed, 25 Jan 2017, Charles E Campbell wrote:
>   > > ---! /home/cec/.texlive2016/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/latex.fmt doesn't match
>   >
>   > Remove
>   > 	/home/cec/.texlive2016/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex
>   > and maybe even more radically
>   > 	/home/cec/.texlive2016/texmf-var/*
>   > and it should work.
> Maybe it's better not to remove anything right now because Charles is
> able to reproduce the bug and can provide further information.
> The problem is not that different versions of TeX Live are involved,
> the main problem which has to be fixed is that programs which are not
> aware of pool files at all complain about missing pool files.
> Charles' broken setup can be quite helpful in order to confirm that a
> bugfix solves the problem.
> Sure, I assume that Charles needs a working TeX Live system right now.
> But then I wouldn't suggest to delete any files provided by TL-2016 in
> favour of an ancient release (TL-2013).  It's better to make sure that
> the bin/ directory of TeX Live 2016 comes first in PATH.
> Strange enough that TeX Live 2013 is aware of a directory
> ~/.texlive2016 .
> Charles, can you send us the output of
>    tlmgr conf
Unfortunately, tlmgr conf doesn't work with my former path:

which latex
cec/ fsp#11 djinni? tlmgr conf
ksh: tlmgr: not found [No such file or directory]

Chip Campbell

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