missing backup directory

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Mon Nov 8 06:11:37 CET 2021

Hi Haines,

>   $ which latex
>   /usr/local/texlive/2021/bin/x86_64-linux/latex

That is good.

>   $ ls /home/haines/.texlive2021
>   ls: cannot access '/home/haines/.texlive2021': No such file or directory

That is also fine.

> Interesting. I did not install the debian package. But perhaps in 

It often comes in as a dependency.

> > * remove /home/haines/.texlive2021/texmf-config/web2c/fmtutil.cnf
> > * run 
> > 	fmtutils-sys --all

Can you send the full output of 
	fmtutil-sys --by-fmt latex
? At the top there should be something like this:

$ fmtutil-sys -byfmt latex
fmtutil: fmtutil is using the following fmtutil.cnf files (in precedence order):
fmtutil:   /usr/local/texlive/2021/texmf-dist/web2c/fmtutil.cnf
fmtutil: fmtutil is using the following fmtutil.cnf file for writing changes:
fmtutil:   /usr/local/texlive/2021/texmf-config/web2c/fmtutil.cnf
fmtutil [INFO]: writing formats under /usr/local/texlive/2021/texmf-var/web2c
fmtutil [INFO]: --- remaking latex with pdftex
fmtutil: running `pdftex -ini   -jobname=latex -progname=latex -translate-file=cp227.tcx *latex.ini' ...

That is the output I would expect.

And also please check the file
which should be there and contain several format definitions.



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