[OS X TeX] Two updates

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Nov 20 10:13:49 EST 2006

Le 20 nov. 06 à 06:52, Gerben Wierda a écrit :

> Plse try again. The i-Directory entry pointed to the non- 
> experimetal i-Package.

Trying it on Intel Mac (yesterday off-list was on PPC): everything  
works fine except for XeTeX:

> This is a summary of all `failed' messages and warnings:
> `xetex -ini -jobname=xetex -progname=xetex -etex xetex.ini' failed
> `xetex -ini -jobname=xeplain -progname=xeplain -etex xeplain.ini'  
> failed
> `xetex -ini  -jobname=xelatex -progname=xelatex -etex xelatex.ini'  
> failed

Looking closer, the origin is:

> fmtutil: running `xetex -ini   -jobname=xetex -progname=xetex -etex  
> xetex.ini' ...
> ! xetex.pool doesn't match; tangle me again (or fix the path).
> fmtutil: running `xetex -ini   -jobname=xeplain -progname=xeplain - 
> etex xeplain.ini' ...
> ! xetex.pool doesn't match; tangle me again (or fix the path).
> fmtutil: running `xetex -ini   -jobname=xelatex -progname=xelatex - 
> etex xelatex.ini' ...
> ! xetex.pool doesn't match; tangle me again (or fix the path).

Turns out this is caused by an older xetex.pool at /usr/local/TeXLive/ 
texmf.local/web2c/xetex.pool, taking precedence over the newer one / 
usr/local/TeXLive/texmf/web2c/xetex.pool and not being compatible  
with the binary /usr/local/TeXLive/bin/i386-apple-darwin8.8.1/xetex:

> $ ls -l /usr/local/TeXLive/texmf.local/web2c/xetex.pool
> -rw-r--r--   1 root  admin  31335 Nov 10 13:30 /usr/local/TeXLive/ 
> texmf.local/web2c/xetex.pool
> $ ls -l /usr/local/TeXLive/texmf/web2c/xetex.pool
> -rw-r--r--   1 root  admin  31416 Nov 17 13:43 /usr/local/TeXLive/ 
> texmf/web2c/xetex.pool

I'm not sure where the presence of xetex.pool in texmf.local comes  
from: possibly from an older install through the .pkg XeTeX distro on  
my setup.

Maybe a solution would be that the TeXLive-based TeX i-Package looks  
for any previous install of XeTeX inside texmf.local and, if so,  
removes it first. I'm thinking of:


Of course, one should first check whether all these pieces (in  
particular /usr/local/TeXLive/texmf.local/tex/generic/xetex/unicode- 
letters.tex) are indeed present inside texmf.texlive. I'm too short  
of time to do this right now.

Bruno Voisin

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