On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, cudjoe wrote:

> I'm running under linux debian 3.0 unstable with 2.4.19 kernel.
> I try to install latex with apt. I seem to have all the required packages.
> The file exists :
> # locate fmtutil.cnf
> /etc/texmf/fmtutil.cnf
> /usr/share/man/man5/fmtutil.cnf.5.gz
> /usr/TeX/texmf-var/web2c/fmtutil.cnf
> /usr/TeX/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf
> /var/lib/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf
> There is a problem with tetex-extra
> Sorry, tetex-extra is already the newest version.
> 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0  not upgraded.
> 1 packages not fully installed or removed.
> Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
> Setting up tetex-extra (1.0.2+20011202-3) ...
> texhash: Done.
> Running initex for missing formats. This may take some time. ...
> fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.
> dpkg: error processing tetex-extra (--configure):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  tetex-extra
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> Where is the solution ?
> Everybody I know have succeeded without this problem !
> Is it relative to unstable distribution ?

Maybe, but in any case there are ample debugging tools available to you
before you can decide where the fault lies.  I'd start by running
texconfig manually.  This does some quick sanity checks and might point to
the problem right away.  If not, you should systematically check that
kpathsea is finding things in the right places.  Have it print the values
of all the relevant variables and look at the debugging logs for various
searches.  Can you do 'texdoc kpathsea'? 

George White <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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