[OS X TeX] Fatal format file error: ...xelatex.fmt doesn't match xetex.pool

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Jan 18 19:10:20 EST 2006

Am 19.01.2006 um 00:06 schrieb Georg Verweyen:

> Well after updating everything went wrong (as usual) so I  
> reinstalled the TeX-iPackage, but I've got a warning about a  
> personal configuration file. What's that, were can I remove it.  
> I've got a texmf directory in my library, but I don't even have  
> permissions for it ... confusing for someone who switched from XP  
> to OS X recently.

You were using updmap or fmtutil or texconfig  without -sys as  
addition to the script's name and without 'sudo -H' before the command!

In  ~/Library/texmf you can find a few directory trees which will  
have these personal configuration files, most probably ~/Library/ 
texmf/web2c and ~/Library/texmf/fonts. Gerben Wierda once described  
in a message exactly these files (I don't have it local). You're  
probably able to find it, it was a final (?) description of these  
changes due to teTeX 3 and the personal configuration files created ...

OK, I looked into a Perl script:

                 if (-e "$dir/Library/texmf/tex/generic/config/ 
language.dat" or
                     -e "$dir/Library/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg" or
                     -e "$dir/Library/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf" or
                     -e "$dir/Library/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/ 
pdftex.map") {

substitute $dir with ~ or $HOME!

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