[OS X TeX] TexShop suddenly can't find pdflatex.fmt (even though it's there)
nathaniel.pearson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 17:44:10 EDT 2008
Ok, when I do fmtutil-sys --all I get:
/usr/texbin/fmtutil: line 336: /texconfig/tcfmgr: No such file or
fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.
I do have fmtutil.cnf files, in:
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 5:40 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>wrote:
> On Sep 10, 2008, at 3:39 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:
> On 10 sep 2008, at 21:50, Nathaniel Pearson wrote:
>> 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 `--synctex=1'
>>> 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
>> Make all formats?
>> sudo mktexfmt --all
>> (as administrator).
> Mktexfmt is really a symbolic link to fmtutil so it builds the format files
> in the user directory. Unless you you are building personal formats not the
> case here) you really should use
> sudo fmtutil-sys --all
> but once you've done the mktexfmt those formats won't be ``seen'' by TeX.
> The complaint about ``unrecognized option'' is because MacTeX (TeX Live)
> 2007 doesn't have synctex. It is totally harmless!!!
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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