[metapost] MetaPost 0.992 and %&latex
vitacolo at dimi.uniud.it
Fri Dec 15 10:45:03 CET 2006
On 15/dic/06, at 09:18, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Nicola Vitacolonna wrote:
>>> - Please try running
>>> tex --parse-first-line --interaction=nonstopmode mpxerr.tex
>>> manually (on the commandline) and see what happens in that case.
>> Ah, ok, that's a good suggestion! I get:
>> This is TeXk, Version 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.5)
>> %&-line parsing enabled.
>> ---! /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.local/web2c/latex.fmt was written by
>> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
>> It seems to be a problem with the format file. I am not very
>> expert: do you have any hint about what is happening?
> Your texmf.cnf needs an additional line containing
> TEX = pdfetex
> So that makempx will run 'pdfetex' instead of just 'tex'.
> CC to the mailing list because I am not sure where the texmf.cnf
> in gwTeX.
I see that a few format files fail to build during the configuration
phase (etex and pdfetex among them), due to errors. If this is the
problem, then it is a distribution specific one (latest gwTeX on Mac
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