[OS X TeX] Fatal format file error - pdflatex.fmt doesn't match pdfetex.pool
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue Nov 1 22:06:22 CET 2005
On Nov 1, 2005, at 21:44, Hemant Bhargava wrote:
> Hi -
> I just installed tetex (the "TeX" package from Gerben's site) - and I
> get the following error on running it :
> This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3)
> ---! /Users/hemantb/Library/texmf/web2c/pdflatex.fmt doesn't match
> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
> I reinstalled TeX a couple of times. Then I tried rebuilding the
> formats using fmutil -- all . I also had to fix directory permissions
> for ls-R files. But even after all that I still get the same error.
> I can't quite figure out what's going on. The only difference with
> other occasions where I installed tetex is : this time when I set up
> the new machine, I had it "get information" about my accounts from the
> previous machine through a firewire connection. Perhaps something is
> set differently?
> At any rate, can someone suggest how to fix it? I hate to have to
> reinstall everything from scratch.
/Users/hemantb/Library/texmf/web2c is a possible left-over from the
experimental i-Package of last month which supported per-user
configuration. Unless you are a TeXpert ad you have stuff in
/Users/hemantb/Library/texmf/web2c, you can safely remove that
subdirectory, or at least all the .fmt files in there.
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