[tex-live] Problems installing TeX Live 2017 pre-test

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu May 25 17:21:50 CEST 2017

Arigato gozaimasu, Akira-san.  I have now run "fmtutil-sys" as 
suggested, but this disclosed another problem -- even though I had 
performed the installation as Administrator, the TeX Live 2017 TeX Live 
command-line shortcut in my "Start" menu had not been set to run as 
Administrator, so "fmtutil-sys" could not succeed.  I have now modified 
the properties by hand, but I think that the installer, detecting that 
it is being run as Administrator, should do this for the user.
Also, I now find that fmtutil-sys --missing appears to ignore the 
--missing qualifier and rebuild all formats every time.  Finally the 
original problem was XeTeX's failure to find "loadhyph-he.tex" (which I 
had inadvertently failed to include in /TeX/Live/TeX-MF/Local) ...

** Phil.
Akira Kakuto wrote:
> 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.
> For the other questions, I pass to Norbert.
> Best,
> Akira

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