[texhax] Problems with TL Build

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Mar 29 19:47:51 CEST 2017

Tomas Rokicki wrote:
> It appears that mktexfmt is not on your path.  So it's not found, it can't create the
> format, and TeX fails.
Well, that may be the solution, but it is by means clear from the diagnostics :

> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt latex.fmt
> mktexfmt: No such file or directory
> I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!

I am sure I am not alone in believing that the message "mktexfmt: No such file or directory" refers to the following line: "I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!", since the first two lines contain a clear reporter ("kpathsea", "mktexfmt") whilst the last is just a bare error message which appears (to me at least, and perhaps also to Farhan, to be a continuation of the preceding line.

Philip Taylor

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