TeXLive 2013 packages will be available soon in
[extra]: users upgrading from TeXLive 2012
will likely encounter the following error message when trying to use a
TeX engine (like latex, xelatex, luatex):
(Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
You can recognize such a situation in the pacman output during installation:
>>> texlive: recreating all formats... /usr/bin/fmtutil: line 395: /usr/share/texmf/texconfig/tcfmgr: No such file or directory fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found. done.
To solve the situation, the simplest solution if you did not do any
changes to files in
/etc/texmf, is to overwrite configuration files
.pacnew files installed by
may be used for that purpose.
After merging the configuration files, run the following command:
fmtutil-sys --all > /dev/null
it should not return error messages: please open a bug report if you see any problems.
Removing TeXLive 2012 before installing TeXLive 2013 can also workaround the issue.