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Re: tetex-bin fails installation

On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 12:00:24AM -0600, Art Edwards wrote:
> On my last upgrade, tetex-bin failed to install. I received the 
> following in the debconf window:

Disclaimer: I am not maintaining this package>

Please check and see it has been reported or not.

If not, use "reportbug" package to report it to the package.

Please make sure you did not randomly installed package from different

> The generation of some of the format files needed to run TeX, LaTeX etc. 
> has failed. You will not be able to run these programs until this is fixed.
> The most frequent cause for such a failure is that a new version of 
> tetex-bin changed configuration files, but you did not accept the 
> maintainers' version of a file you manually changed.
> If you report this as a bug, please include the output of fmtutil, 
> stored in /tmp/tetex.postinst.XXoQhR1x
> That file is empty.
> In the standard terminal I received:
> Creating config file /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf with new version
> done
> Generating /var/lib/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf ... done
> Regenerating /var/lib/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg ... done
> Running initex. This may take some time. ...
> fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.

That is bad.

PS: tetex-bin has gone through major updates recently.  ....

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