[tex-live] pdfcsplain.fmt not generated for all engines

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed May 29 14:12:14 CEST 2013

2013/5/29 Akira Kakuto <kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp>:
> Hi Zdenek,
>> the pdfcsplain format is not generated for all engines as default, the
>> lines are commented out in fmtutil.cnf. After fresh install it
>> contains:
>> # from csplain:
>> csplain pdftex - -etex -enc csplain-utf8.ini
>> pdfcsplain pdftex - -etex -enc csplain-utf8.ini
>> #! pdfcsplain xetex - -etex csplain.ini
>> #! pdfcsplain luatex - -etex csplain.ini
> Do you execute the other two like
> xetex -fmt=pdfcsplain -progname=pdfcsplain foo
> luatex -fmt=pdfcsplain -progname=pdfcsplain foo
> because pdfcsplain is a symlink to pdftex?
Yes, Petr Olšák wrote this is the intended way of usage.

> At any rate, I think the present status is better
> as a default.
The problem is that now the users are either required to uncoment the
lines in fmtutil.cnf (afterwards all formats are generated) or
generate the formats manually. Both is wrong, I am not sure whether
such manual changes survive "tlmgr update"

> Best regards,
> Akira KAKUTO

Zdeněk Wagner

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