[OS X TeX] xmltex with Gerben Wierda's distribution?

Gerben Wierda Sherlock at rna.nl
Tue Jul 23 07:51:46 EDT 2002

On Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at 06:30 , Eric Gillespie wrote:

> I recently installed TeX via Gerben's i-Installer, and i notice
> that it includes the pdfxmltex command, but it doesn't seem to
> work.  Note that i have tried and failed to get xmltex working
> before, on a Debian GNU/Linux system.  Does anyone know what's
> wrong, and how to get it working?
> 0 ~% pdfxmltex test.fo
> fmtutil: no info for format `pdfxmltex'.
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-1.00b-pretest-20020211 (Web2C 7.3.7x)
> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt  pdfxmltex.fmt
> fmtutil: no info for format `pdfxmltex'.
> I can't find the format file `pdfxmltex.fmt'!
> Thanks in advance.

This probably happens because I ship the TeX Live binaries with a teTeX 
texmf tree. It also seems that pdfxmltex has no entry in fmtutil.cnf, 
but that is of secondary importance.

I normally wait for something like this to come up. If possible, I then 
add the support stuff to my own texmf.macosx tree (for instance, I do 
support a few packages that have licenses that make teTeX and sometimes 
TeX Live not support them, I am a bit less strict in this, I follow the 
spirit, not the letter of licenses: if the license allows everybody to 
download and use it for free but doesn't explicitely allow people to 
distribute it I ship it anyway because I act as your proxy...).

So, how to get support for this? Tell me what is needed for support, 
where to get it, and I will try to include it.

Another way is to look for the support files yourself and install them 
in texmf.local. You are at least spared the compilation of the 


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