[OS X TeX] Re: pdflatex.fmt format file missing

Robert Morelli morelli at flux.utah.edu
Wed Aug 8 13:33:40 EDT 2007

Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at ...> writes:

> Am 08.08.2007 um 07:36 schrieb Robert Morelli:
> > I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'!
> Fink's teTeX probably provides fmtutil and fmtutil-sys, too. You can  
> invoke this programme on the command line as
> 	fmtutil --help
> to see what it provides. It probably allows to recreate missing FMT  
> files with:
> 	sudo -H fmtutil-sys --missing

This has no effect. tetex does not seem to think that there should be
a pdflatex.fmt file, even though it's set up to need it. I googled up
the following from the OzTeX FAQ that seems relevant:

|After updating to Gerben Wierda's latest teTeX distribution you might discover 
|that the pdflatex item in OzTeX's Tools menu no longer works. The problem is 
|that teTeX no longer supports the pdflatex.fmt file. The LaTeX team have 
|decreed that e-TeX is to be the default typesetting engine and so pdflatex now 
|runs pdfetex with a format called pdflatex.efmt.

Does pdflatex work for you?

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