sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sun Mar 4 20:08:10 CET 2001
Nigel W. Moriarty writes:
> pdflatex runs on some simple files but
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-13d (Web2C 7.3.1)
> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
> on a more complicated file that worked yesterday. Is
> it because I changed the file somehow or have I not
> set up correctly.
your setup is screwed, ie you have a mismatch between versions of
pdftex and its format files.
fmtutil --byfmt pdftex
fmtutil --byfmt pdflatex
can do no harm. if they fail, saying that the pool file does not
match, you *are* up the creek.
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