[OS X TeX]

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at cox.net
Wed Sep 1 23:54:30 CEST 2004


There must have been something awry in my .tcshrc file because I 
created a new one (there were some things that needed fixing) and the 
problem went away. I should have looked there first -- I'm still 
getting used to unix.


On Sep 1, 2004, at 6:19 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> I don't understand this either; it worked for me when I tried the 
> %&program feature in a beta of TeXShop. The attempt to run mktexfmt 
> implies that xetex.xfmt is not being found, which makes me think that 
> TeXShop is calling xetex with a slightly different environment in the 
> different cases (so perhaps it's not finding the same texmf.cnf file 
> or something?).
>
> The message
>>> fmtutil: config file `' not found.
> is, I think, a result of an incorrect patch to fmtutil by the XeTeX 
> installer (sorry; I'll try to get this fixed in the next release). 
> It's presumably looking for fmtutil.cnf. But in any case, it shouldn't 
> be trying to run fmtutil at all, because you've got the format file 
> already installed.
>
> Puzzled....
>
> Jonathan
>
> On 1 Sep 2004, at 8:26 am, Robert Voogdgeert wrote:
>
>> Stephen,
>>
>>
>> I don't understand why you get this error message, supposing you have 
>> installed everything correctly. You could try to reach Jonathan on 
>> the xetex mailinglist, though I think he's on this list as well.
>> Mind that you should have xelatex.xfmt and xetex.xfmt in the web2c 
>> dir.
>>
>>
>> Robert.
>>
>> Op 1-sep-04 om 2:28 heeft Stephen Moye het volgende geschreven:
>>
>>> I have a problem. I am trying to use the new TeXShop %&program=xetex 
>>> functionality. When I do that or use the drop down menu to get 
>>> xetex), I get this error message:
>>>
>>> This is XeTeXk, Version 3.14159-2.1-0.84 (Web2C 7.5.2)
>>>  %&-line parsing enabled.
>>> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt xetex.xfmt
>>> fmtutil: config file `' not found.
>>> I can't find the format file `xetex.xfmt'!
>>>
>>> yet when I go to TeXShop preferences Misc>TeX Program to set xetex 
>>> as the default, everything works ok.
>>>
>>> The only copy of xetex.xfmt I can find is in 
>>> /usr/local.teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/.
>>>
>>> Is this right?
>>>
>>> Help! ;>}
>>>
>>> Stephen Moye
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