[tex-live] pdftex.pool (was: texlive setup problems)

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Fri Jan 27 09:08:19 CET 2017

Dear Reinhard,

> The question is *why* this error message appeared at all.

The data "pdftex.pool" is written in latex.fmt.
Thus the error message
---! /home/cec/.texlive2016/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/latex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool
is shown if fmt and pool data are inconsistent.
Years ago, Taco embedded pool files in the executable files.
So pdftex.pool is not distributed as a file, but the data are
in the pdftex executable file.


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