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

Nathaniel Pearson nathaniel.pearson at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 00:02:56 CEST 2008


On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 5:59 PM, <cfrees at imapmail.org> wrote:

> On Wednesday 1010th September, 2008 at 17:44 -0400, Nathaniel Pearson
> seems...:
> What do
>        locate tcfmgr
>

Gives:
/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/texconfig/tcfmgr
/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/texconfig/tcfmgr.map



> and
>        kpsewhich fmtutil.cnf
> give you?


Gives:
/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf

Seems strange that it can't seem to find them, even with /usr/texbin now at
the head of the path list.

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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>>
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