[OS X TeX] Re: xelatex format not found after updating TeXLive i-package

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Dec 15 05:37:20 EST 2006

Am 15.12.2006 um 10:12 schrieb nicola:

> (/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/generic/hyphen/frhyph.tex
> frhyph.tex - French hyphenation patterns (V2.11) <2002/01/16>))

These are a bit old! When I last built via i-Installer a XeTeX based  
format these were used:

	frhyph.tex - French hyphenation patterns (V2.12) <2002/12/11>)

> ! e-TeX  warning: file "language.def" has wrong header;
>   expected: "%% e-TeX V2.2"; found: "^^I%% e-TeX V2";
> Use fallback? =
> ! Emergency stop.

Language.def has a header line identifying the version. You could  
find the file and change the incomplete version information V2 to  
V2.2 – but the real bug is this:

> fmtutil: running `xetex -ini   -jobname=xetex -progname=xetex -etex  
> xetex.ini' ...

I don't remember having seen this. The XeTeX source has a shell  
script that writes these lines into  fmtutil.cnf:

	# XeTeX formats
	xetex	xetex	-	*xetex.ini
	xelatex	xetex	language.dat	*xelatex.ini

So it looks as if the recent teTeX or TeXLive i-Packages have the  
wrong entries in fmtutil.cnf which the XeTeX i-Package does not  
correct – anymore! In my old i-Packages directory I've found elder  
versions of fmtutil.cnf that have this etex augmented settings:

	xetex  xetex   -       -etex xetex.ini
	xeplain        xetex   language.dat   -etex xeplain.ini
	xelatex        xetex   language.dat   -etex xelatex.ini

So you'd just need to change the faulty GW lines into the correct  
ones ...



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matter, must often have the uncomfortable feeling that his paper and  
pencil surpass him in intelligence.
                                            Ernst Mach

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