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

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Wed Sep 10 23:59:07 CEST 2008


On Wednesday 1010th September, 2008 at 17:44 -0400, Nathaniel Pearson seems...:

> Ok, when I do fmtutil-sys --all I get:
>
>   /usr/texbin/fmtutil: line 336: /texconfig/tcfmgr: No such file or
> directory
>   fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.

What do
 	locate tcfmgr
and
 	kpsewhich fmtutil.cnf
give you?

- cfr

> I do have fmtutil.cnf files, in:
>
> /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/web2c/
> /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/web2c/
>
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 5:40 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>wrote:
>
>>
>> On Sep 10, 2008, at 3:39 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>>
>>  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).
>>>
>>> Maarten
>>>
>>
>> Howdy,
>>
>> Mktexfmt is really a symbolic link to fmtutil so it builds the format files
>> in the user directory. Unless you you are building personal formats not the
>> case here) you really should use
>>
>> sudo fmtutil-sys --all
>>
>> but once you've done the mktexfmt those formats won't be ``seen'' by TeX.
>> Sigh...
>>
>> The complaint about ``unrecognized option'' is because MacTeX (TeX Live)
>> 2007 doesn't have synctex. It is totally harmless!!!
>>
>>
>> Good Luck,
>>
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
>>
>>
>>
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