[OS X TeX] pdflatex.fmt format file missing
costabel at wanadoo.fr
Thu Aug 9 04:07:50 EDT 2007
Robert Morelli wrote:
> A systemwide search reveals that pdflatex.fmt is missing, but
Have you looked in places like ~/.texmf-var/web2c/ ?
Did you use commands like
? In my case, this shows two hits
> pdflatex.ini is present in directory
This looks right. And the pdflatex.fmt should, of course, have been
created automatically right during installation of the tetex-base package.
> No effect.
> What's puzzling me most about this situation is that no one else is
> aware of it. I was under the impression that
Because no one else is having this problem?
> tetex was a pretty standard tex distribution for OS X and that pdflatex
> was a pretty commonplace use of a
> tex system. Am I wrong, or is tex just not used that much on OS X?
You are wrong concerning tex on OSX, as you can see from the other
reactions. But even concerning Fink's tetex, you are wrong. I am using
it every day for my work, and I know quite a few colleagues who are
using it as well. One reason why it is not so much discussed here is
precisely that it has not been updated for quite a while and therefore
just works as it has been working before.
To debug why it does not work for you, you could look at the output of
fmtutil --byfmt pdflatex
and see what errors there are.
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