[OS X TeX] Re: Context problem

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Oct 15 10:28:22 CEST 2004

On 15 Oct 2004, at 00:59, Patrick Gundlach wrote:

> Hello,
>> After installing "Tex Support: Context updater" via i-Installer,
>> context is not able to create pdf anymore and gives the following
>> notification:
>> ____
>> This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.11b-2.1 (Web2C 7.5.2)
>>   %&-line parsing enabled.
>>   (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/web2c/cp8bit.tcx)
>> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt cont-en.efmt
>> fmtutil: no info for format `cont-en'.
>> Sorry, I can't find the format `cont-en.efmt'; will try 
>> `context.efmt'.
>> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt context.efmt
>> fmtutil: no info for format `context'.
>> I can't find the format file `context.efmt'!
> Well, I don't know anything about Gerben's iInstaller, nor do  I know
> if this will solve your problem.

I happen to know something about this.

> You can generate the cont-en.efmt by running
> texexec --make --alone en metafun
> on the command line. (Well for the cont-en.efmt only "en" would be 
> necessary.)
> And then, you can copy the resulting metafun.mem and cont-en.efmt to
> your web2c directory. Of course I don't know where this is located on
> your system and which one would be advisable.
> Perhaps /usr/local/teTeX/web2c/ ?

TL 2004 does not use the  .efmt etc extensions anymore. Every extension 
is .fmt and most engines are just links to pdfetex which changes its 
mode depending on how it is called.

Format creation therefore mixing old and new are problematic. This is 
true with XeTeX as well.

I am looking into this.


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