Bug 31421 - xelatex can't run in a freshly installed system
: xelatex can't run in a freshly installed system
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
: Sisyphus
(All bugs in Sisyphus/texlive-xetex)
: unstable
: all Linux
: P3 normal
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Reported: 2015-10-31 15:16 by
Modified: 2018-06-05 16:55 (History)


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Description From 2015-10-31 15:16:39
texlive-xetex-2008.0-alt0.15.5

In a freshly installed system, the running of xelatex needs to do some
initialization of some "cached" pre-computed files, but that process fails
(because it doesn't want to work with sources which are too old).

I guess this is a well-known problem with Sisyphus, but there hasn't been a bug
report yet.

Example file:

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}
Foo.
\end{document}


Errors:

xelatex foo
This is XeTeXk, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.999.6 (Web2C 7.5.7)
 %&-line parsing enabled.

kpathsea: Running mktexfmt xelatex.fmt
fmtutil: running `xetex -ini   -jobname=xelatex -progname=xelatex -etex
xelatex.ini' ...
This is XeTeXk, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.999.6 (Web2C 7.5.7) (INITEX)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
(/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/latexconfig/xelatex.ini
(/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/generic/xetexconfig/unicode-letters.tex
loading Unicode properties and character classes)
(/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/base/latex.ltx
(/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/base/texsys.cfg)
./texsys.aux found


\@currdir set to: ./.


Assuming \openin and \input 
have the same search path.


Defining UNIX/DOS style filename parser.

catcodes, registers, compatibility for TeX 2,  parameters,

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
! You are attempting to make a LaTeX format from a source file
! That is more than five years old.
!
! If you enter <return> to scroll past this message then the format
! will be built, but please consider obtaining newer source files
! before continuing to build LaTeX.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

! LaTeX source files more than 5 years old!.
l.545 ...aTeX source files more than 5 years old!}

? 
! Emergency stop.
l.545 ...aTeX source files more than 5 years old!}

No pages of output.
Transcript written on xelatex.log.
Error: `xetex -ini  -jobname=xelatex -progname=xelatex -etex xelatex.ini'
failed

###############################################################################
fmtutil: Error! Not all formats have been built successfully.
Visit the log files in directory
  /home/imz/.texmf-var/web2c
for details.
###############################################################################

This is a summary of all `failed' messages and warnings:
`xetex -ini  -jobname=xelatex -progname=xelatex -etex xelatex.ini' failed
warning: kpathsea: mktexfmt output `This is XeTeXk, Version
3.1415926-2.2-0.999.6 (Web2C 7.5.7) (INITEX)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
(/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/latexconfig/xelatex.ini
(/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/generic/xetexconfig/unicode-letters.tex
loading Unicode properties and character classes)
(/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/base/latex.ltx
(/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/base/texsys.cfg)
./texsys.aux found


\@currdir set to: ./.


Assuming \openin and \input 
have the same search path.


Defining UNIX/DOS style filename parser.

catcodes, registers, compatibility for TeX 2,  parameters,

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
! You are attempting to make a LaTeX format from a source file
! That is more than five years old.
!
! If you enter <return> to scroll past this message then the format
! will be built, but please consider obtaining newer source files
! before continuing to build LaTeX.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

! LaTeX source files more than 5 years old!.
l.545 ...aTeX source files more than 5 years old!}

? 
! Emergency stop.
l.545 ...aTeX source files more than 5 years old!}

No pages of output.
Transcript written on xelatex.log.' instead of a filename.
I can't find the format file `xelatex.fmt'!

Compilation exited abnormally with code 1 at Sat Oct 31 15:10:47
------- Comment #1 From 2018-06-05 16:55:59 -------
apt-get install dblatex