[tex-k] Web2C 7.3.4: tex -fmt
28 Nov 2001 22:50:34 +0100
Reinhard Kotucha writes:
> I'm using the latest teTeX beta on Linux.
> tex -fmt=latex <filename> results in a fatal format file error.
> $ tex -fmt=latex mpx15542.tex
> This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.4)
> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
> Putting the line
> into the file produces the same error message.
> latex mpx15542.tex works.
You've either got two different latex formats, where the two cases
differ in which one they find, or tex and latex end up at different
binaries (or a combination of both).
Use the --kpathsea-debug=-1 flag to find out where the format files
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