[tex-live] prolems running latex in tex-live

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Sep 21 00:08:27 CEST 2008

On Sa, 20 Sep 2008, Ralph Boland wrote:
> kdebug:hash_lookup(TEXFORMATS.pdflatex) => (nil)
> kdebug:hash_lookup(TEXFORMATS) => .:$TEXMF/web2c/{$engine,}//
> kdebug:Search path for fmt files (from texmf.cnf)
> kdebug:  = .:!!TEXMFMAIN/web2c/pdftex//:!!TEXMFMAIN/web2c///
> kdebug:  before expansion = .:$TEXMF/web2c/{$engine,}//

Where the hell is that coming from???

In your texmf.cnf there is
	TEXFORMATS = .;$TEXMF/web2c/{$engine,}//
and then we get

there is something strange here.

What is the output of
	kpsewhich -var-value TEXMF

It should be

(besides the user dir changed)

Do you have an environment varialbe
	echo $TEXMF

Best wishes


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