[OS X TeX] TexShop suddenly can't find pdflatex.fmt (even though it's there)

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 10 22:39:04 CEST 2008

On 10 sep 2008, at 21:50, Nathaniel Pearson wrote:

> Ok, I've got /usr/texbin as the lead path in $PATH, have TexShop too  
> pointing to /usr/texbin for pdftex, and /usr/texbin showing up  
> properly for `which latex'.  And I've used Fink commander to remove  
> the Fink tex installation as well.
> However, upon typesetting in TexShop I still get the following error:
> /urs/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/pdflatex:  
> unrecognized option `--synctex=1'
> This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
> \write 18 enabled.
> %&-line parsing enabled.
> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt
> mktexfmt: No such file or directory
> I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'!
> What might I try next?  Thank you to all who have been helping to  
> solve this.

Make all formats?

sudo mktexfmt --all

(as administrator).

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