[OS X TeX] TexShop suddenly can't find pdflatex.fmt (even though it's there)
nathaniel.pearson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 15:50:31 EDT 2008
Ok, I've got /usr/texbin as the lead path in $PATH, have TexShop too
pointing to /usr/texbin for pdftex, and /usr/texbin showing up properly for
`which latex'. And I've used Fink commander to remove the Fink tex
installation as well.
However, upon typesetting in TexShop I still get the following error:
/urs/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/pdflatex: unrecognized option
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
\write 18 enabled.
%&-line parsing enabled.
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt
mktexfmt: No such file or directory
I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'!
What might I try next? Thank you to all who have been helping to solve
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 3:18 PM, Martin Costabel <costabel at wanadoo.fr>wrote:
> Nathaniel Pearson wrote:
>> Hi Herb,
>> Thanks for helping. I'm not sure what my $PATH is (sorry, I'm a linux
>> amateur here...). which latex gives:
>> Texshop typesetting prefs:
>> Default command: latex
>> Default script: pdftex
>> Engine prefs: path settings for pdftex: /usr/texbin
>> distller: /usr/local/bin
>> Does that help explain what's happening? Thanks,
> You need to tell your system that it should look in /usr/texbin before
> /sw/bin. For this, you edit the file
> (this is the default, if you don't have it, it could also be
> ~/.bash_login or ~/.profile). There is a line
> test -r /sw/bin/init.sh && . /sw/bin/init.sh
> in this file. Add another line
> export PATH=/usr/texbin:$PATH
> after the one with /sw/bin/init.sh.
> Once you have done this and opened a new Terminal window, `which latex`
> should give /usr/texbin/latex.
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