[SM-Discuss] latex missing from texlive
sukneet at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 21:06:19 EDT 2011
On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 7:43 PM, Ismael Luceno <ismael.luceno at gmail.com> wrote:
> El Sat, 10 Sep 2011 08:09:45 +0900
> flux <flux at sourcemage.org> escribió:
>> Sukneet Basuta (sukneet at gmail.com) wrote [11.09.10 02:49]:
>> > On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 5:12 AM, flux <flux at sourcemage.org> wrote:
>> There are options to texexec for using different tex engines. Perhaps
>> they changed the default tex engine from pdftex to luatex. Can you try
>> running it with --pdftex or --xetex (or whatever the options are if
>> they have changed, man texexec should tell you). Also, it's possible
>> that the script to run ConTeXt (even for MkII) changed to "context"
>> rather than "texexec" (though I have doubts for this).
> I tried that and --engine too, with identical results. Maybe MkII has
> been deprecated...
Yeah that doesn't work. http://wiki.contextgarden.net/TeX_Live_2011
suggests that texexec runs MkII and context runs MKIV
>> Does luatex actually get installed by texlive? If so, perhaps we can
>> hunt down whatever config value is causing ConTeXt to not find it. If
>> it's not being installed, perhaps we can fix INSTALL to make it
>> install it (perhaps optionally so via CONFIGURE?).
> No, it's not being installed. Perhaps we need to pass some option to
> the configure script.
It gets compiled when you configure it with "--enable-luatex". Its
also a separate package http://www.luatex.org/ . Its giving me some
problems that I still have to sort out however.
On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 7:09 PM, flux <flux at sourcemage.org> wrote:
> In fact, the good old tetex used /usr/local/share/texmf, and I prefer
> that method myself. I don't really like the texlive way of handling
> things, but I guess I'm just old-school. However, TeX and FHS don't
> really go together in all respects. TEXMFSYSCONFIG is not actually
> "config" files in the sense of what would typically go in /etc (in my
> own /usr/share/texmf-conf, it is currently completely empty except for a
> single ls-R file generated automatically by texhash/mktexlsr). The real
> config file is texmf.cnf (and others in /usr/share/texmf/web2c/), and
> that *must* reside in the system texmf tree. TeX wasn't designed when
> FHS existed, and indeed runs on systems other than linux, so it uses its
> own notion of directory locations via kpathsea (kpsewhich and etc.), and
> the tex engines use this to find all their necessary files, including
> texmf.cnf. Changing tex to really use /etc would require hacking it
> quite a bit. In other words, setting TEXMFSYSCONFIG=/etc/texmf would
> only be purely cosmetic and not really achieve any compliance.
I'll leave it how it is then. Thanks!
On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 8:25 PM, Robin Cook <rcook at wyrms.net> wrote:
> texlive is failing during the install for me with the below error....
> This is the newest version it git repository.
> make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/texlive-20110705-source/texk'
> `/usr/bin/mf-nowin' -> `mf'
> /usr/src/texlive-20110705-source/old.binaries/usr/bin/fmtutil: line 362: /texconfig/tcfmgr: No such file or directory
> fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.
I had the same problem whenever I recast texlive after it was already
installed. Adding the following to INSTALL fixed it for me on texlive
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