[OS X TeX] Re: Problem compiling with XeLaTeX

S P Suresh spsuresh at cmi.ac.in
Fri Nov 24 01:08:18 EST 2006


Thanks for the help. I will remember fmtutil for future use. This  
time I ran the configuration phase again and created the format file  
for xetex and xelatex, but the command line route is quicker, surely.  


S P Suresh
Chennai Mathematical Institute

On 24-Nov-06, at 6:30 AM, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List wrote:

> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Problem compiling with XeLaTeX
> From: "Peter Dyballa" <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE>
> Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 11:59:41 +0100
> Am 23.11.2006 um 06:19 schrieb S P Suresh:
>> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt xelatex.fmt
>> fmtutil: format directory `/usr/local/TeXLive/texmf.local/web2c' is
>> not writable.
>> I can't find the format file `xelatex.fmt'!
> The directory that contains the FMT files is owned by "root" and you
> mortal user have no access to it. There might have been some problem
> during installation (it's always to prepare and save a "report" after
> having done the installation or configuration only). To (re-)create
> the formats try on the command line:
> 	sudo -H fmtutil-sys --missing
> The utility can also create particular FMT files à la '--enablefmt
> xetex' or '--byfmt xelatex' – but I have to answer this by heart, due
> to a file system problem my Mac is not usable, so the last examples
> can be inexact. This *is* exact: 'fmtutil --help' gives some
> pointers! (Fmtutil-sys is kind of a wrapper around fmtutil, allowing
> to install FMTs for the whole system.)
> --
> Greetings
>    Pete
> With Capitalism man exploits man. With communism it's the exact
> opposite.

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