[pdftex] stymied

Sebastian Rahtz 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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