[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#262395: *** ERROR: can't make xmltex fmt files, installation doesn't work

Russ Allbery Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu>, 262395@bugs.debian.org
Tue, 03 Aug 2004 18:53:09 -0700

> Package: xmltex
> Version: 1.9-8
> Severity: serious
> Justification: broke the upgrades
> Need to get 0B/196kB of archives.
> After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
> (Reading database ... 132069 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace xmltex 1.9-8 (using .../archives/xmltex_1.9-8_all.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement xmltex ...
> texhash: Updating /usr/local/lib/texmf/ls-R...
> texhash: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R...
> texhash: Updating /var/cache/fonts/ls-R...
> texhash: Done.
> Setting up xmltex (1.9-8) ...
> Didn't run update-fmtutil as you requested!

README.Debian in xmltex explains this issue, but you may not be able to
easily get at that either while you have this problem.

The last line there is the key.  I believe this means that you have
automatic updating of your fmtutil configuration turned off in the
tetex-bin configuration, which means that installation of new formats will
fail in the way that you're seeing.

You can fix this by running dpkg-reconfigure -p low tetex-bin and then
configuring it to update fmtutil.cnf automatically.

The package installs correctly for me (I have this enabled).

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>