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Re: Lost /bin/latex?

Igor Pechtchanski <> 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
> libkpathsea3).

> 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/, but is present in
> /etc/postinstall/, and I assume has been run (there is
> no log of the postinstall script invocations, is there?). is something very old. should have been
run.  If it has, it gets renamed to  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 <> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter       |

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