[OS X TeX] Compiled pdftex formats under TL 2004

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Nov 10 15:22:53 EST 2004

On 11/10/04 1:54 PM, "Ludger Hentschel" <hentschel at simon.rochester.edu>

> I just updated my TeX installation using i-Installer. I think I now
> have TL 2004.
> Following the update, I can no longer use compiled pdftex formats.
> I can compile formats using "pdftex -ini format.tex" without error.
> I can "\include format.tex" in my document and then typeset the
> document without error.
> I cannot typeset my document using the pre-compiled format. It does
> not matter whether I say "pdftex -fmt format file.tex" on the command
> line or run pdftex on the file with "%&format" in the first line. In
> either event, pdftex chokes on the first macro defined by my format:
> pdftex Paper.tex
> This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3)
> output format initialized to PDF
> entering extended mode
> (./Paper.tex
> (/Users/ludgerhentschel/Library/texmf/tex/My TeX Inputs/lucida10_s.tex
> ! Undefined control sequence.
> l.1 \quoteoff
> I have moved the compiled format into the directory with the document
> and get the same errors. There is no indication that pdftex fails to
> find the format file.
> Any ideas for how to fix this?
> Thank you,
> Ludger


I don't know if this will solve the problem but try putting the format.fmt
file into ~/Library/texmf/web2c/ and do use the '-fmt format' option for

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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