[tex-live] mktexfmt -> fmtutil-user/sys

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Jun 11 11:20:23 CEST 2017

Akira-san --

> I have updated to use fmtutil-user for consistency.

Thinking back to our earlier correspondence, you wrote at the time :

> Dear Philip,
>> I was then surprised to find that it wanted to run
>> "mktexfmt xetex.fmt" and even more surprised to find
>> that it failed ("Either -sys or -user mode is required").
> I forgot to update "mktexfmt" command.
> Please run fmtutil-sys before the use of TeX in order not to
> execute the old mktexfmt at runtime.
> I'll update the command after the release of TeX Live 2017.

Does your more recent statement (i.e., the one cited at the beginning of the message) mean that if the situation encountered which led to our earlier correspondence were to re-occur, "mktexfmt" would now invoke "fmtutil-user" rather than "fmtutil-sys", and would I therefore once again have to run "fmtutil-sys" manually as you earlier recommended ?
Philip Taylor

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