[XeTeX] Broken XeTeX

John Was john.was at ntlworld.com
Tue Jun 11 17:13:45 CEST 2013


I do still have xdvipdfmx, and it should be found in my path environment. 
Not sure what is wrong, but I will embrace the opportunity to update my 
TeXLive installation (fingers crossed!).

Thanks very much for taking an interest - it's slightly unnerving to be 
forced into the situation, but I should have kept my XeTeX installation up 
to date anyway so the outcome ought to be a positive one.  (I'm neurotic 
about backing up data files but don't have anything to set up to clone my 
entire system, I'm afraid - but I think that that can sometimes lead to a 
reimportation of elements that had started to cause trouble and conflicts. 
I do have the 2010 distro on a small computer, which will compile files if I 
get stuck.)

Best wishes


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Dyballa" <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE>
To: "XeTeX (Unicode-based TeX) discussion." <xetex at tug.org>
Sent: 11 June 2013 16:02
Subject: Re: [XeTeX] Broken XeTeX

Am 11.06.2013 um 16:26 schrieb John Was:

> I will investigate, but may have to reinstall (or install an updated 
> version, which I guess I ought to as 2009 seems a long way off now).

Instead of trying to install a newer xdvipdfmx (then this binary certainly 
won't work because it would search its resources outside of TL '09), you 
could update to a TL '13 pre-release…

>  TL Manager isn't working either so it looks as if something rather nasty 
> has happened!

Does it see backups of the TL packages? Do you have made backups of your 
system? Why not? A TL '09 manager does not work with any other release than 
TL '09. And this release should still be available in the historic branch of 



Upgraded, adj.:
Didn't work the first time.

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