# [texhax] can't find pdflatex.emft

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Wed Dec 10 21:29:10 CET 2003

```Hi everyone,

Sorry about the cross post but I have just installed the TeXLive 2003 standard
install onto MacOS X 10.3.1

The installation was successful and I have texhash(ed), but when I run pdflatex I
get the following error:

"I can't find the format file `pdflatex.efmt'!"

Where does this live? Do I need to include it in my PATH?

If I run latex I get the error:
"I can't find the format file `latex.efmt'!" and
"### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdflatex.29459-1071008366/cvatl-20031210.ps ()"

Is there also a problem with permissions, if I cannot write to a temp file?

Thanks
Alan

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