# [tex-live] PDFLaTeX error in TeXWorks

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 17:59:07 CEST 2012

```2012/7/19 Iudicello, Jeffrey <Jeffrey.Iudicello at drbc.state.nj.us>:
> Hello-
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> I recently downloaded and installed a version of TeXWorks onto a Windows XP
> machine.  Unfortunately, I am not able to get documents to typeset, and an
> error message consistently occurs that says:
>
Seems that TeX Live 2012 is not installed properly, some files are
missing. Without fmtutil.cnf no formats can be generated. Hopefully
"tlmgr update --all" will install all missing files.
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>
> ****
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> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012/W32TeX)
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> restricted \write18 enabled.
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> Failed to find cnffile fmtutil.cnf.
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> Running the command C:\texlive\2012\bin\win32\fmtutil.exe
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> I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'!
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> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt
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> The command name is C:\texlive\2012\bin\win32\mktexfmt
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> ****
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> I am quite familiar with making documents in LaTeX but not with the
> functionality and computer programming aspect of the program.  If you can
> provide any help, I would greatly appreciate it.
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>
> Thanks.
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>

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Zdeněk Wagner
http://hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/wagner/
http://icebearsoft.euweb.cz

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