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Re: Lost /bin/latex?
Igor Pechtchanski <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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").
Yes, that is correct. Oh, wait a minute, to bin/tex.exe you say.
That bug has just been fixed by the new release (20020911-1), that was
uploaded yesterday just after you posted your message, so I assumed
you already got the new release. Could you try upgrading?
> 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,
This is all very strange. Did you install using setup.exe? I'm sure
you know that these commands are run (and must be run) during postinstall.
> but the invalid symbolic links are still there.
What links do you think are invalid? If it's serious, I might have to
make a new release.
> 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?).
post-tetex.sh is something very old. post-texmf.sh should have been
run. If it has, it gets renamed to post-texm.sh.done. The setup log
should mention running it, but there is no log, or failure indication
during the run of setup.exe if anything goes wrong, afaik.
Jan Nieuwenhuizen <email@example.com> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter
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