[OS X TeX] xelatex.fmt not found

Bernhard Barkow bb at creativeeyes.at
Thu Oct 19 11:36:53 CEST 2006


On 2006-10-19, at 10:11, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> I recently upgraded to i-Installer 2.83 and also updated a clutch of
>> i-Packages, TeX among them. I was asked to re-install XeTeX after the
>> TeX install, so I did that as well. When I now compile a document
>> with xelatex, I get the following error message:
>> This is XeTeX, Version 3.141592-2.2-0.995 (Web2C 7.5.5)
>> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt xelatex.fmt
>> fmtutil: format directory `/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c'
>> is not writable.
> My guess is that reinstalling XeTeX did not result in recompiled  
> formats.
> Maybe something went wrong (e.g. a hyphenation pattern file has been
> activated that it incompatible with XeTeX) and you can see that in the
> i-Package subprocess output tab.
> I would suggest running the configure phase of the XeTeX i-Package  
> again
> (checking the output of the subprocess) or on the command line you  
> could
> say
> sudo -H fmtutil-sys --byfmt xelatex.fmt
> After which the format xelatex.fmt should have been created in
> texmf.local/web2c if nothing goes wrong.

I had the same problem a week ago, and it is indeed a matter of  
hyphenation patterns; in my case commenting out the Magyar/Hungarian  
and Serbian Cyrillic hyphenation patterns in language.dat was a  
sufficient workaround for fmtutil-sys to create xelatex.fmt.



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