[texhax] TexLive problem

Eurico de Sousa edesousa at bank-banque-canada.ca
Tue Aug 24 22:08:15 CEST 2010

Hi. I'm not sure if this is where I can ask my question.

I've installed TexLive 2009 on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 server. It built successfully using configure, make and make install. However, when a client runs a Latex program, it gives the following:


~/testLatex:latex utf8test.tex

This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.4.5)


LaTeX2e <2001/06/01>

Babel <v3.7h> and hyphenation patterns for american, french, german, ngerman, n

ohyphenation, loaded.


Document Class: article 2001/04/21 v1.4e Standard LaTeX document class




! LaTeX Error: File `utf8.def' not found.


I believe the make check also gave this utf8.def error. I have no idea what to do with this as I'm a sys admin and don't know anything about this product. I install TexLive under /usr/local/. There is a utf8.def file under /usr/local/2009/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/utf8.def. Can you please tell me what's wrong or how we can fix this?


Thank you.


E. Sousa

Bank of Canada



[root at asd05547 testLatex]# more utf8test.tex

% Test Latex installation (utf8)



%%These are for the UTF8 problem

\usepackage[utf8,latin1] {inputenc}







\title{Test Latex installation  (utf8)\%

\thanks{The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors.

       No responsibility for them should be attributed to the

       Bank of Canada.}%




        Bank of Canada,}\\


        234 Wellington Street,

        Ottawa, Canada, K1A 0G9}\\


        wontwork at bank-banque-canada.ca}\\



\date{July, 2010}







These can be problems with this based on the charater encoding of the system

on which the file is edited.


This genetates text with umlautes (the UTF8 problem)

Umlaute ä ö ü


And now with inputencoding{utf8}


Umlaute ä ö ü





La version française suit le texte anglais.


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