[OS X TeX] TexShop suddenly can't find pdflatex.fmt (even though it's there)
nathaniel.pearson at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 16:52:38 EDT 2008
Thanks for helping. I'm not sure what my $PATH is (sorry, I'm a linux
amateur here...). which latex gives:
Texshop typesetting prefs:
Default command: latex
Default script: pdftex
Engine prefs: path settings for pdftex: /usr/texbin
Does that help explain what's happening? Thanks,
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 3:51 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>wrote:
> On Sep 8, 2008, at 2:45 PM, Nathaniel Pearson wrote:
> I've been using TexShop with few problems until yesterday, when I opened
>> program for the first time in roughly a week, and tried to typeset the
>> that I've been working on. I got the following abortive log output:
>> This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
>> \write18 enabled.
>> %&-line parsing enabled.
>> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt
>> /usr/texbin/mktexfmt: line 336: /texconfig/tcfmgr: No such file or
>> fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.
>> I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'!
>> My computer does indeed have several copies of the fmtutil.cnf file,
>> specifically in directories: /sw/share/man/man5, /sw/share/texmf/web2c,
>> /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/web2c, etc.
>> Likewise it has copies of 'the' pdflatex.fmt file, specifically in the
>> /.texmf-var/wb2c, /sw/var/lib/texmf/web2c, and
>> /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/web2c/ directories. I've run updatedb
>> whatever that might be worth), but that didn't help.
>> Any ideas on steps to take to solve this little problem?
> What is your $PATH? What is the result of
> which pdflatex
> run in Terminal?
> What are the Path Setting under TeXShop->Preferences->Typesetting?
> Have you changed anything recently?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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