[OS X TeX] Error message on running fmtutil
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Dec 11 07:14:56 EST 2006
On 11 Dec 2006, at 11:04 am, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 11.12.2006 um 10:58 schrieb S P Suresh:
>> After a recent upgrade of TeXLive from Gerben's EXPERIMENTAL
>> directory, I found that xelatex didn't work.
> I didn't follow this thread on the TeXLive i-Package too close, but
> I think it does not provide yet a XeTeX for PPC based Macs, only
> for intel hardware. I think you would need to compile and install
> XeTeX yourself ...
This is incorrect; the package does include xetex for ppc.
Moreover, compiling and installing by hand is likely to put files in
unexpected places, as my install scripts have not yet been updated to
work with Gerben's experimental packages.
It's clear from the error shown...
> ! Emergency stop.
> l.7988 \dump
> No pages of output.
> Transcript written on xelatex.log.
> Error: `xetex -ini -jobname=xelatex -progname=xelatex -etex
> xelatex.ini' failed
...that xetex was present and running, but something went wrong in
loading the LaTeX macros. My guess is that Gerben got a snapshot of
TeX Live where some of the files were in an inconsistent state --
this is a hazard of building packages from the "moving target"
development sources, rather than waiting for a real release version.
We'd need to see more of the output in order to tell exactly where
things went wrong, and what might need updating to correct it. My
guess: the unicode-letters.tex file, loaded by both the xetex and
xelatex formats, changed between xetex versions 0.995 and 0.996. The
version for 0.996 was recently added to the TL repository, but the
xetex binary has not yet been rebuilt. So if Gerben has updated his
package in the past couple of days, he probably has mismatched
versions. I'll build new binaries shortly, after which his next
update should work.
If that's correct, a temporary workaround would be to get a copy of
unicode-letters.tex from an older package and put in your current
directory (where it will be found instead of the one in the main
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