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[arch-announce] TeXLive 2013 update may require user intervention


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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

or directory


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



URL: https://www.archlinux.org/news/texlive-2013-update-may-require-user-intervention/



If you don't know what TeX Live even is (Ok......Neither did I) Here is some links to introduce you:


Tex Live Wiki

Tex Live Arch Wiki

Tex Live Users Groups

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