[tex-live] texlive 2008 update --all loses update.cfg, help?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat May 16 18:32:36 CEST 2009

On Sat, 16 May 2009, John Owens wrote:
> regenerating fmtutil.cnf in 
> Cannot open /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf/fmtutil/format.luatex.cnf
> The generated fmtutil.cnf file might be incomplete.
> Error: No such file or directory
> readline() on closed filehandle INFILE at /usr/local/texlive/2008/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLPDB.pm line 1257.

Extremly strange. I can only imagine that some updates for 2009 slipped
through, which would be *REALLY* bad ....

Karl??? Did you freeze *ALL* updates?

Please guys, stop all, *ALL* updating even from CTAN for now.

John, can you send us please the revision numbers (you find them at the
beginning of all the files) of


Best wishes


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