[tex-live] problem after upgrading. on Windows 10.

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Feb 17 01:12:17 CET 2016

On 2016-02-16 at 23:24:26 +0100, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

 > The *.pool files contains all strings including the error messages
 > [...]

sed -e s/contains/contained/

There are no pool files anymore.  Strings are compiled into the binaries
for about a decade.  Taco is our hero.

Hence the error message

  c:/texlive/2015/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/pdflatex.fmt doesn't match
  (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)

is misleading.  There *is* no file "pdftex.pool" in TeX Live and no
program needs it.

If you get this error message though, there must be something wrong
wrong with the binary and a more reasonable error message would be
"This can't happen".

BTW, the string "This can't happen" is already in the string pool. 

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