[texhax] latex2e usage.

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Jan 22 18:32:07 CET 2011

On 21 January 2011 Beverley Eyre wrote:

 > On 01/21/2011 01:31 PM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
 > > On 21 January 2011 Beverley Eyre wrote:
 > >
 > >   >  I think he didn't run texhash after the install.
 > >
 > > The installer runs texhash before it says "Welcome to TeX Live!".
 > >
 > > Regards,
 > >    Reinhard
 > >
 > Reinhard,
 > If it runs texhash sometimes I don't think it runs it all the
 > time. I checked my install-tl and I couldn't see that it ran
 > texhash. I checked to install-tl.log and it had this section:
 >    prefer outlines: `true'
 >    texhash enabled: `false'
 >    download standard fonts (dvips): `false'
 >    download standard fonts (pdftex): `true'
 >    download standard fonts (dvipdfm): `true'
 > I haven't programmed in perl for a number of years, so I couldn't
 > grok all 1800 lines of code in the time I was willing to devote to
 > this, but I'm fairly sure that my install of 2010 didn't run
 > texhash and that the install instructions said to run it after the
 > install.

The message above comes from updmap.  It means that updmap doesn't
run texhash itself.  You can ignore this message.  Search for 
"running mktexlsr" in the log file.  texhash is just another name for

You'll see in the log that mktexlsr is run before updmap.  Otherwise
updmap would complain loudly if it can't find the files.


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