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Re: Lost /bin/latex?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke at gnu dot org>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 18:29:20 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Lost /bin/latex?
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, 24 Sep 2002, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
> Igor Pechtchanski <email@example.com> writes:
> > Am I going crazy, or has my computer lost /bin/latex? For some reason I
> > recall using tetex to process latex documents. However, now that I've
> > looked, I can't find /bin/latex.exe.
> That's strange. Upgrading should have been automagically.
> > It's not even part of the tetex package. Anyone else have that
> > problem?
> /usr/bin/tex.exe is in the tetex-bin package, please select and
> install that. latex is just a symbolic link.
Thanks, I realized it's a symbolic link shortly after I sent the message.
However, something did go wrong with the installation. I ended up with
invalid symbolic links in /bin (e.g., /usr/bin/initex was a symbolic link
to "bin/tex.exe"). Also, any attempt to run latex failed with a '(Fatal
format file error; I'm stymied)'.
This was still a problem after I completely uninstalled and reinstalled
the tetex packages (tetex-base, tetex-bin, tetex-extra, tetex, and
Running 'texconfig confall; texconfig rehash; texconfig init; texconfig
dvips printcmd -' fixed the 'Fatal error' problem, but the invalid
symbolic links are still there. This sequence of texconfig commands is,
for some reason, commented out from the /etc/postinstall/post-tetex.sh,
but is present in /etc/postinstall/post-texmf.sh, and I assume has been
run (there is no log of the postinstall script invocations, is there?).
Anyway, I can change the links by hand, and latex now works (well enough
for me), but I thought the above merited your attention.
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