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Bug#412787: tetex-bin: Will not install on alpha

Carlo Segre <segre@debian.org> wrote:

> This is a summary of all `failed' messages and warnings:
> `pdfetex -ini  -jobname=latex -progname=latex -translate-file=cp227.tcx *latex.ini' possibly failed.
> `pdfetex -ini  -jobname=pdflatex -progname=pdflatex -translate-file=cp227.tcx *pdflatex.ini' possibly failed.
> fmtutil-sys failed. Output has been stored in:
>   /tmp/tetex.format_creation.VSSx2256/fmtutil-sys.log
> Please include this file if you report a bug.
> dpkg: error processing tetex-bin (--configure):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  tetex-bin
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> This was seen on an etch system, an etch chroot and a sid chroot.

Oh, that is surprising.  Clean chroots?.  Sounds like it's not the usual
"you have some buggy configuration lying around".

> -------------------- fmtutil-sys.log ----------------------
> fmtutil: running `pdfetex -ini   -jobname=latex -progname=latex -translate-file=cp227.tcx *latex.ini' ...
> Defining UNIX/DOS style filename parser.
> catcodes, registers, compatibility for TeX 2,  parameters,
> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> ! You are attempting to make a LaTeX format from a source file
> ! That is more than five years old.
> !
> ! If you enter <return> to scroll past this message then the format
> ! will be built, but please consider obtaining newer source files
> ! before continuing to build LaTeX.
> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> ! LaTeX source files more than 5 years old!.
> l.540 ...aTeX source files more than 5 years old!}
> LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>
> hacks, control, par, spacing, files, font encodings, lengths,

Hm.  What's the output of "date"?  On my system, 2003 is not more than 5
years old...

Except for this message, I cannot find any other error in the log.  Is
there a file /var/lib/texmf/web2c/latex.fmt?

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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