[OS X TeX] no xetex.xfmt

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue May 25 08:01:48 EDT 2004

> Hi Jonathan,
> On 25/05/2004, at 7:38 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>>> This is XeTeXk, Version 3.14159-2.1-0.7 (Web2C 7.5.2)
>>>  %&-line parsing enabled.
>>> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt xetex.xfmt
>>> fmtutil: no info for format `xetex'.
>>> I can't find the format file `xetex.xfmt'!
>>> xetex was installed with G. Wierda's i-Installer
>> The xetex.xfmt file is supposed to be built and installed during the
>> "configuration" stage of the i-Package; I'm not sure why this might
>> have failed.
> Just to let you know that I had a similar experience, but not quite so
> severe:
> For me,  mktexfmt  was called, and built the format,
> placing it under the  $VARTEX  tree:
>         /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf-var/web2c/

This means that TeX picked up the wrong texmf.cnf file somehow. It could
mean that xetex does not has some compile time settings correctly for my
layout. But more likely (as it works for others), in some other way the
process is being confused. Maybe an environment.plist setting? ;-)

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