[NTG-context] linux installations

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Dec 13 11:48:53 CET 2005

Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:

> This last step gave and still gives me some headaches (my last  
> attempt was with Opensuse 10.1 alpha 4), and that's where I ask for  
> some elucidation: texexec does not rely on kpsewhich to locate the  
> directory where it dumps the

texexec useses kpse but your texmf.cnf file may be kind of non standard; 
maybe you need to tweak that one

> formats. So what I've seen happening is  that I have brandnew formats 
> in one place, yet texexec --version will  still display the old 
> versions (or say somehting like "cont-en.fmt  unknown"). I have often 
> just found out where kpsewhich searches for  the formats and then 
> replaced these old formats with symlinks to the  new ones, but I'm not 
> quite sure if this is a good approach. Does  anyone have more insights 
> on this? What's with this proliferation of  TEXMF-trees in recent 
> versions of teTeX: which ones do we actually  need? Which ones can be 
> deleted safely?

good point ... i lost track of that long ago; there is some info in the 
tex live manual about all those additional home/sys/whatever trees, 
maybe reading that manual helps


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