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Bug#520042: texlive-base: Fails to generate formats on new installation(?)

On Di, 17 Mär 2009, Hilmar Preusse wrote:
> > /usr/bin/make -C doc autogen.ps info
> > make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/buildd/autogen-5.9.7/doc'
> > TEXINPUTS="../config:$TEXINPUTS" \
> >         MAKEINFO='/bin/sh /tmp/buildd/autogen-5.9.7/config/missing --run makeinfo  -I../autoopts -I../autoopts -I .' \
> >         texi2dvi autogen.texi
> > This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
> >  %&-line parsing enabled.
> > I can't find the format file `etex.fmt'!
> > kpathsea: Running mktexfmt etex.fmt
> > /usr/bin/texi2dvi: texinfo.tex appears to be broken, quitting.
> > make[1]: *** [autogen.dvi] Error 1
> > make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/buildd/autogen-5.9.7/doc'
> > make: *** [build-stamp] Error 2
> > dpkg-buildpackage: failure: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2
> > 
> Hmm, weird. We didn't change anything regarding format file
> generation in the latest upload (AFAICT). Could you send us the
> file etex.log sitting in /var/lib/texmf/web2c/pdftex. I guess there
> is no file etex.fmt in that subdir, right?

That is really strange.

> > https://buildd.debian.org/fetch.cgi?pkg=gnuplot&arch=armel&ver=4.2.4-6&stamp=1237252932&file=log&as=raw
> > 
> This *could* be the same issue: another format file is missing. I'm
> just wondering why calling LaTeX before succeeds two times and fails
> then. Please send us tex.log from /var/lib/texmf/web2c/tex.

On Di, 17 Mär 2009, Riku Voipio wrote:
> https://buildd.debian.org/fetch.cgi?pkg=gnuplot&arch=armel&ver=4.2.4-6&stamp=1237252932&file=log&as=raw

That is really mysterious. The log shows that the format files are built
	fmtutil-sys --all
is called in the postinst code.

I have to try to recreate that ...

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining@debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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