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AleCes
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tlmgr error in TexLive 2010

Postby AleCes » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:53 am

I'm running TexLive 2010 on top of Ubuntu 10.10; it's the standard distribution rather than the one available at the Software Center.
Now, when I run sudo tlmgr -gui, after every update I always get the same error output on the console:

  1. Transcript written on pdfxmltex.log.
  2. Warning: `pdftex -ini -jobname=pdfxmltex -progname=pdfxmltex *pdfxmltex.ini' possibly failed.
  3. fmtutil: /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/pdfxmltex.fmt installed.
  4.  
  5. ###############################################################################
  6. fmtutil: Warning! Some warnings have been issued.
  7. Visit the log files in directory
  8. /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-var/web2c
  9. for details.
  10. ###############################################################################
  11.  
  12. This is a summary of all `warning' messages:
  13. `pdftex -ini -jobname=jadetex -progname=jadetex *jadetex.ini' possibly failed.
  14. `pdftex -ini -jobname=pdfjadetex -progname=pdfjadetex *pdfjadetex.ini' possibly failed.
  15. `pdftex -ini -jobname=latex -progname=latex -translate-file=cp227.tcx *latex.ini' possibly failed.
  16. `pdftex -ini -jobname=pdflatex -progname=pdflatex -translate-file=cp227.tcx *pdflatex.ini' possibly failed.
  17. `pdftex -ini -jobname=mllatex -progname=mllatex -translate-file=cp227.tcx -mltex mllatex.ini' possibly failed.
  18. `pdftex -ini -jobname=xmltex -progname=xmltex *xmltex.ini' possibly failed.
  19. `pdftex -ini -jobname=pdfxmltex -progname=pdfxmltex *pdfxmltex.ini' possibly failed.
  20.  
  21. ###############################################################################
  22. fmtutil: Error! Not all formats have been built successfully.
  23. Visit the log files in directory
  24. /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-var/web2c
  25. for details.
  26. ###############################################################################
  27.  
  28. This is a summary of all `failed' messages:
  29. `pdftex -ini -jobname=eplain -progname=eplain -translate-file=cp227.tcx *eplain.ini' failed

Could you please tell me what it means and how I can fix it?
Last edited by AleCes on Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:41 pm, edited 2 times in total.

AleCes
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Postby AleCes » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:27 am

OK, solved by disinstalling and then running a fresh install of TeX Live 2010.

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Postby AleCes » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:47 pm

OK, it wasn't solved at all. As soon as I restarted using TexWorks, the problem popped up once again. Since TexWorks does make use of pdftex, there should something that goes awry when TexWorks interfaces with it. Suggestions?

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Postby frabjous » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:04 pm

Is the problem actually preventing TeXworks or pdftex generally from working properly, or do you just get this error/warning message whenever you run tlmgr?

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Postby AleCes » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:48 pm

Actually I don't know because I don't use pdftex; I typeset documents through xelatex. Could you please provide me with a pdftex sample file so that I may try to typeset it?
Thank you.

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Postby frabjous » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:56 pm

For pdfLaTeX (which runs on top of pdftex):

  1. \documentclass{article}
  2. \begin{document}
  3. Hello world.
  4. \end{document}


For regular pdftex you could use the even more minimal:

  1. Hello world.
  2. \bye

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Postby AleCes » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:31 pm

Both work. The output is "Hello world". I see no errors in the output box.

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Postby AleCes » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:03 am

But I still keep on getting error messages whenever I try to update TexLive 2010!!! :evil: Why??? :?:

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Postby sommerfee » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:11 am

Maybe the installation of TeXworks has caused the installation of the TeXlive binaries from the Ubuntu repository additionally!? Could you please start Synaptic and check if the meta package "texlive" is installed? (It should not!)

How did you install TeXlive 2010? Have you followed the instructions in http://www.tug.org/texlive/debian.html, especially the one in "Vanilla TeX Live on Debian"?

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Postby AleCes » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:53 pm

Thank you sommerfee for helping me!
TexLive does not appear to be installed as per Synaptic. Indeed I installed it through tlmgr but I forgot to enact the instructions on tug.org site you provided me with. Problem is those refer to TexLive 2009 while I have the 2010 version, particularly as far as the modification of texlive-local is concerned.


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