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postinstall failures [WAS: tetex installation wierdness.]
"Janus Nicolay Christensen" <JNC at DI dot DK> writes:
> Test is running Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 and
> dkms1301 is running Windows 2002 Service Pack 3.
Ok. Not too Mickey Mouse-isch :-)
> On test the /usr/share/texmf/web2c directory contains 5.2 MB. On
> dkms1301 this figure is 0.6 MB.
That probably means that on dkms1301, postinstall hasn't succeeded;
web2c is where the format files are generated.
It would be good if setup would at least inform [you] about that.
> The new packages are the 2.0.2-1 ones, right? And tetex-bin-2.0.2-1
> contains the symlink?
Yes, we've been busy.
> Hmmm... I seem to be missing 'clear', but the test installation is
> missing that one too, and on that machine the installation works.
Parts of postinstall may fail if it's not there, but I'm not sure.
>> * If you're updating tetex from an earlier version, you may need to
>> uninstall and then reinstall cygutils
>> * Reinstall tetex-base (or run
> Looking at the script I can't seem to find where it creates the symlink.
> Is this done via one of the texconfig calls?
>> * If the symlink is all you're missing, you can create it by hand:
>> ln -s /usr/bin/tex.exe /usr/bin/latex.exe
> Well, if all else fails, I will try that. .-)
You obviously need more than that. Please try an upgrade, and watch
if the format files get created during postinstall.
Otherwise, you can also try running
bash -x /etc/postinstall/post-texmf.sh[.done]
(or the texconfig commands therein) and see what happens.
Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke at gnu dot org> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter
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