[tex-live] Problem with sample files

Florin Oprina florin.oprina at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 04:12:05 CET 2007

I don't think you missed any configuration steps. The problem is that story.tex should be TeX-ed, not LaTeX-ed. Try running pdftex story.tex or tex story.tex and see if you have any problems.

A LaTeX file (as opposed to plain TeX) can be recognized by inspecting its contents. It looks like:

In contrast, a plain TeX file has no such declarations.


On Tue, 6 Mar 2007 02:55:35 +0000
"Eduardo Mendonça" <eduardo at gps.tsc.upc.edu> wrote:

> Warning noob to latex here :)
> I download the DVD of TexLive 2007 and installed in on disk. Using Linux
> btw.
> Everything was working ok (it seemed so), and I could execute the sample
> file "sample2e.tex".
> When running the sample "story.tex" got some issues, and some more with
> other files like "small2e.tex". I've posted the content of the output file
> story.log, after doing $pdflatex story.tex. Am I missing any configuration
> step?


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