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

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Sun Jun 11 15:25:49 CEST 2017

Dear Philip,

> So does the fact that "mktexfmt" now invokes "fmtutil-user" mean that,
> since "mktexfmt" is called (many times) as a part of a full TeX Live
> installation, all formats created as a result of that installation will
> now be in user space rather than system space ?

No, mktexfmt is never called as an installation process.
In the installation, fmtutil-sys is called.

The mktexfmt is called when a user invokes an engine, for example
xetex test.tex
if xetex.fmt does not exist.

Thus, usually, it is rare to see mktexfmt is running.


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