[arch-announce] TeXLive 2013 update may require user intervention
Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Rémy Oudompheng
announce at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 15 03:01:01 EDT 2013
Rémy Oudompheng wrote:
TeXLive 2013 packages will be available soon in `[extra]`: users upgrading from
TeXLive 2012 will likely encounter the following error message when trying to
use a TeX engine (like latex, xelatex, luatex):
(Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
You can recognize such a situation in the pacman output during installation:
>>> texlive: recreating all formats...
/usr/bin/fmtutil: line 395: /usr/share/texmf/texconfig/tcfmgr: No such file
fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.
To solve the situation, the simplest solution if you did not do any changes to
files in `/etc/texmf`, is to overwrite configuration files with the `.pacnew`
files installed by `pacman`. The `pacdiff` utility may be used for that purpose.
After merging the configuration files, run the following command:
fmtutil-sys --all > /dev/null
it should not return error messages: please open a bug report if you see any
Removing TeXLive 2012 before installing TeXLive 2013 can also workaround the
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