Bug 1657755 - dvipdfmx links to an unexistent file
Summary: dvipdfmx links to an unexistent file
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texlive
Version: 29
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tom "spot" Callaway
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1657754 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-12-10 11:38 UTC by Marco Guazzone
Modified: 2018-12-16 04:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-12-16 04:22:17 UTC
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Description Marco Guazzone 2018-12-10 11:38:49 UTC
Description of problem:

The command "dvipdfmx" does not work since it is a symbolic link to "xdvipdfmx" which does not exist in my file system.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Simply install the texlive-dvipdfmx package

Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo dnf install texlive-dvipdfmx
2. cd/usr/bin
3. ls dvipdfmx

Actual results:

The third step produces the following output:

   lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 9 Nov 26 19:22 dvipdfmx -> xdvipdfmx

where the symbolic link is broken.

As a consequence, the "dvipdfmx" command as well as the "dvipdfm", "ebb", "extracbb" commands) do not work.

Expected results:

"xdvipdfmx" must exist in the file system

Additional info:

I have tried to remove the above broken links and to reinstall the package:
  1. cd /usr/bin
  2. sudo rm dvipdfm dvipdfmx ebb extractbb
  3. sudo dnf reinstall texlive-dvipdfmx
without any success: the third step recreates the above broken links.

Comment 1 Marco Guazzone 2018-12-11 20:25:43 UTC
To solve this issue, you need to install:

Thanks to Jon Ingason (see discussion:

I am leaving this bug open since, in my opinion, package texlive-dvipdfmx should have as dependency the package texlive-xetex.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2018-12-13 18:45:37 UTC
texlive-base-20180414-30.fc29 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 29. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-f426779bb4

Comment 3 Tom "spot" Callaway 2018-12-14 14:06:40 UTC
*** Bug 1657754 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2018-12-16 04:22:17 UTC
texlive-base-20180414-30.fc29 has been pushed to the Fedora 29 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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