Reason: [OS X TeX] teTeX does not run on OS X

Gerben Wierda sherlock at
Wed Mar 13 04:33:31 EST 2002

The answer in at least one of the problems that has occurred is that 
there used to be a file called nehyph2.tex, containing alternative 
hyphenation patterns for Dutch. Older language.dat files used this 
hyphenation patterns for Dutch.

For legal reasons, Thomas Esser has removed nehpyh2.tex from teTeX. The 
new language.dat file reflects this change.

But older installations may still have a copy of language.dat in 
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local or ~/Library/texmf which is found 
first and which contains the ferenece to nehyph2.tex. This makes format 
generation fail and that means that you get the newer binaries with 
formats created by the older binaries (the 'stymied' situation).

Here are the commands from the command line to remedy the situation:

	sudo rm -f 

	sudo rm -f /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/*.*fmt

	sudo rm -f /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/*.log

	sudo texconfig init wraps some of these around, maybe, but they all should be 
entered on one line.

language.dat (which sets the hyphenation patterns available) and 
fmtutil.cnf (which sets the formats available) will change their format 
at my request to make automated parsing easier.

My upcoming new distribution will forcefully remove existing 
language.dat end fmtutil.cnf files because the format will change. This 
will solve the problems with outdated files, but it will imply that 
people having adapted those will have to redo the adaptation (not: 
restore the old versions!)


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