[metapost] MetaPost 0.992 and %&latex

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Dec 15 09:18:06 CET 2006

Nicola Vitacolonna wrote:
>> - Please try running
>>   tex --parse-first-line --interaction=nonstopmode mpxerr.tex
>>   manually (on the commandline) and see what happens in that case.
> Ah, ok, that's a good suggestion! I get:
> This is TeXk, Version 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.5)
> %&-line parsing enabled.
> ---! /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.local/web2c/latex.fmt was written by pdfetex
> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
> It seems to be a problem with the format file. I am not very expert:  do 
> you have any hint about what is happening?

Your texmf.cnf needs an additional line containing

   TEX = pdfetex

So that makempx will run 'pdfetex' instead of just 'tex'.

CC to the mailing list because I am not sure where the texmf.cnf resides
in gwTeX.



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