[tex-live] Compiling from source

Henrique Lengler henriqueleng at opmbx.org
Wed Jan 14 18:36:35 CET 2015

On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 03:11:07PM +0000, Henrique Lengler wrote:

So, I'm building just for myself. Will I need extra files like the files in Master, or any
other thing to have a working tex enviroment? Right now I'm only with the binaries of the
main source, compiled and installed.

I'm asking because right know I can't run (pdf)tex/(pdf)latex.
I get:
    kpathsea: Running mktexfmt tex.fmt
    I can't find the format file `tex.fmt'!

If manually ran mktexfmt in normal user I get no error, but no message:
    $ mktexfmt tex.fmt
If I run as root:
    # mktexfmt tex.fmt
    /local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source abbreviation  for tex.fmt.
    /local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Need to update ?
    mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input tex.fmt
    This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182818 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded base=mf)
    kpathsea: Running mktexfmt mf.base
    I can't find the base file `mf.base'!
    grep: tex.fmt.log: No such file or directory
    mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input tex.fmt' failed to make tex.fmt.tfm.


Henrique Lengler

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