[tex-k] Disruptive bug in TeXlive2007 on Solaris

Michael E. Thomadakis miket at mikefire1.tamu.edu
Mon May 21 19:39:55 CEST 2007


thanks for your prompt reply. I did reinstall TexLive2007 on both Sparc and 
x86 Solaris and the problem disappeared. 

For "system" configuration I should be using the XXXX-sys commands 
(texconfig-sys, etc.) right? If I not use the XXXX-sys configuration commands, 
will it just create the ~/.texlive2007 directory with conf files and formats?  

Thanks again,


On Fri, 18 May 2007, Karl Berry wrote:

| Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 17:01:20 -0500
| From: Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>
| To: miket at mikefire1.tamu.edu
| Cc: tex-k at mail.tug.org
| Subject: Re: [tex-k] Disruptive bug in TeXlive2007 on Solaris
|     All tex binaries before doing any useful work start scanning the entire 
|     colletion of my filesystems
| I speculate that you are running tex as root, and $HOME (= /) is
| confusing matters?  Do you have TEXINPUTS set?
| Certainly the programs do not in general try to read the entire
| filesystem; in fact, they go to great lengths to avoid this exact
| scenario, although obviously they are failing :(.
|     Please take a look at this problem
| Can you please try running
|   latex -kpathsea-debug=-1 small2e >&/tmp/mylog
| And send me the resulting mylog file?  That should show where the bad
| settings are located.  I don't have a useful guess offhand.
| Best,
| Karl

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