[OS X TeX] TexShop suddenly can't find pdflatex.fmt (even though it's there)
nathaniel.pearson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 12:56:18 EDT 2008
I've tried changing the preferences typesetting path to
/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/, and then copying a couple
of files into the same path, e.g. pdflatex, from the /powerpc-darwin
directory in texlive 2007, as well as a style file that I need, from the
/texmf (rather than /texmf-var) directory. It looks like kpathsea still
can't find pdflatex.fmt, and can't find mktexfmt in order to make it.
Any insight? Thanks,
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Nathaniel Pearson <
nathaniel.pearson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Herb,
> 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
> distller: /usr/local/bin
> 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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