[tex-live] "I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!"

le chapelain germain lechapelaing at yahoo.fr
Fri Jul 29 22:03:26 CEST 2005

Hi Karl..

Although the directory itself exists, I have no file


( I used tlpm installer in batch mode )

I put in attachement the output for the commands

fmtutil --all --force --dolinks

hope this can help !

directly from the cd-rom
--- Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> a écrit :

>     ! I can't find file `latex.ini'.
> Oh, well, this is the root problem.  (Probably why
> the .fmt wasn't
> automatically created in the first place.)  If you
> run 
>   kpsewhich latex.ini
> does it return anything?  Presumably not.  The file
> exists in
> texmf-dist/tex/latex/config/latex.ini (under c:\tex
> in your case, I
> guess).
> Do you have a personal TEXINPUTS (or other
> TeX-related) environment
> variable set to some stray value, by any chance? 
> Otherwise, what's the
> result of
>   kpsewhich -var-value TEXINPUTS
> ?  It may be necessary to edit
> c:\tex\texmf\web2c\texmf.cnf.
> (Or maybe in texmf-var instead of texmf.)
> Regards,
> Karl



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