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Bug#557091: texlive-binaries: fmtutil-sys failed during upgrade from texlive 2007

Ok, I found the bug ...

from your fmtutil.cnf

On Do, 19 Nov 2009, Marcin Juszkiewicz wrote:
> ### From file: /etc/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-base.cnf
> etex            pdftex         language.def    -translate-file=cp227.tcx *etex.ini

> # any \write (instead of ^^xy).
> tex             tex             -               tex.ini
> # The following added lines have been transferred from
> # /etc/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-base-bin.cnf
> #They take precedence over earlier entries
> etex            pdftex         language.def    -translate-file=cp227.tcx *etex.ini
> pdfetex         pdftex         language.def    -translate-file=cp227.tcx *pdfetex.ini
> ### End of file: /etc/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-base.cnf

Did *you* add this lines???

They are complete rubbish, they should NOT be there, as they are already
mentioned above.

The problem is that the text:
	#They take precedence over earlier entries

Anyone having an idea how that happened????

fmtutil dies becasue it has an infinite loop detection code which also
springs in if the same format/engine combination is built twice or more
times (well, the same happens in infinite loops!).

The quest now is *why* on earth are these lines in your

They are NOT in mine, and not in the one we ship!

To fix your problem, remove the stuff after
	# /etc/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-base-bin.cnf
to the end of file, call (as root)
	fmtutil-sys --all
(or dpkg --configure -a)

Best wishes


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