[tex-live] tl2011: ptex format generation error

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 17:14:03 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 17:03, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Do, 30 Jun 2011, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 16:55, Norbert Preining wrote:
>> > This is pTeX, Version 3.1415926-p3.2 (utf8.euc) (TeX Live 2011) (INITEX)
>> >> This is pTeX, Version 3.1415926-p3.2 (sjis) (Web2C 2011) (INITEX)  30 JUN 2011 14:13
>> > WHy the difference between sjis and utf8???
>> Akira (or somebody else from the Japanese community) already told us
>> about the difference. Because of this difference we were highly
> But can this happen with a default TeX Live installation or does
> the user have to play around and change some thngs?

This apparently happens with a default TeX Live installation (but
maybe "--no-error-if-no-format" prevents you to see the problem and
you only notice it if you rebuild the formats yourself).

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

c:\texlive\bin\win32>tlmgr install ptex
tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.ijs.si/mirror/tlpretest
[1/6, ??:??/??:??] install: adobemapping [1831k]
[2/6, 00:02/00:17] install: latex [11799k]
[3/6, 00:08/00:09] install: latex-fonts [19k]
[4/6, 00:08/00:09] install: latexconfig [7k]
[5/6, 00:08/00:09] install: ptex.win32 [421k]
[6/6, 00:09/00:10] install: ptex [1940k]
tlmgr: package log updated at c:/texlive/texmf-var/web2c/tlmgr.log
running mktexlsr ...
done running mktexlsr.
regenerating fmtutil.cnf in c:/texlive/texmf-var
running fmtutil-sys --no-error-if-no-format --byengine ptex ...
done running fmtutil-sys --no-error-if-no-format --byengine ptex.
running fmtutil-sys --no-error-if-no-format --byengine eptex ...
done running fmtutil-sys --no-error-if-no-format --byengine eptex.

c:\texlive\bin\win32>fmtutil-sys --byfmt ptex
Running: "c:\texlive\bin\win32\ptex" --ini --jobname=ptex
--progname=ptex ptex.ini <nul
This is pTeX, Version 3.1415926-p3.2 (sjis) (Web2C 2011) (INITEX)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
Preloading the plain format: codes, registers, parameters, fonts, more fonts,
macros, math definitions, output routines, hyphenation
! Missing number, treated as zero.
<to be read again>
l.27 \prebreakpenalty`綽^80^^81
! Emergency stop.
<to be read again>
l.27 \prebreakpenalty`綽^80^^81
No pages of output.
Transcript written on ptex.log.

The file ptex.fmt was not created due to some errors.
See the log file c:/texlive/texmf-var/web2c/ptex/ptex.log for details.

I could not create 1 of format (base/mem) file(s).
For details, see log file(s) in the (fmt/base/mem) dir(s).

It is only that you don't notice it because of


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