[tex-live] Can't find the format file pdflatex.fmt

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 20:29:39 CEST 2007

2007/8/13, Bart Parkis <bparkis at gmail.com>:
> I just tried installing tex live on an Intel macbook.  I downloaded Tex
> Live, mounted the iso, then ran install-tl.sh, and I chose the "minimal
> scheme" for installation.  After I changed my path to include
> /usr/local/texlive/2007/bin/i386-darwin, I tried to run
> pdflatex on a tex file.  It couldn't find the file " pdflatex.fmt."  Google
> has a bunch of results for "pdflatex.fmt" about the same problem, but none
> of them seem to provide instructions that worked for this (maybe because
> it's a minimal install).  How do I regenerate pdflatex.fmt?
fmtutil --byfmt pdflatex

Zdeněk Wagner

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