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#1 2008-09-15 15:03:00

Registered: 2007-08-22
Posts: 4

Texlive problem

Today I let pacman replace tetex with texlive only to regret it seconds later:
1 several pdf-related formats didn't build during the post install scripts:
Error: `pdftex -ini  -jobname=latex -progname=latex -translate-file=cp227.tcx *latex.ini' failed
Error: `pdftex -ini  -jobname=pdflatex -progname=pdflatex -translate-file=cp227.tcx *pdflatex.ini' failed
Error: `pdftex -ini  -jobname=mllatex -progname=mllatex -translate-file=cp227.tcx -mltex mllatex.ini' failed
Error: `pdftex -ini  -jobname=etex -progname=etex -translate-file=cp227.tcx *etex.ini' failed
Error: `pdftex -ini  -jobname=pdfetex -progname=pdfetex -translate-file=cp227.tcx *pdfetex.ini' failed
Error: `pdftex -ini  -jobname=pdftex -progname=pdftex -translate-file=cp227.tcx *pdfetex.ini' failed
It appears to be related to language configuration as the basic complaint on the command line is that hyphenation rules for russian can't be found:
Russian Hyphenation Patterns
! I can't find file `ruhyphen.tex'.
l.27     \input ruhyphen.tex
(Press Enter to retry, or Control-D to exit)
Please type another input file name:
! Emergency stop.
l.27     \input ruhyphen.tex
No pages of output.
Transcript written on latex.log
I can't find any latex.log on the system!!!
Trying to fix things with the suggested 

fmtutil-sys --byfmt <formatname>

doesn't correct thing but no error messages are produced.

2 Since quite a few of the configuration options available from


have been removed since they are supposed to be handled by the new


I'm surprised that this tool is not included and since the inner workings of any TeX system is quite impossible to untangle for the layman this tools really are needed!

Please help!


#2 2008-09-15 15:27:19

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From: Here
Registered: 2006-06-16
Posts: 7,936

Re: Texlive problem

Welcome to the forums.

This is being discussed in the main texlive thread. I linked this thread to there:


#3 2008-09-16 08:46:33

Registered: 2007-08-22
Posts: 4

Re: Texlive problem

Thanks for the pointer. All OK now!
Best wishes


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