[pdftex] pdflatex.fmt file

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fsci.fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Mon Apr 7 19:45:05 CEST 2003

> command:
>   pdftex -ini -jobname=pdflatex -progname=pdflatex pdflatex.ini
> This command does indeed create pdflatex.fmt, but pdflatex then dies anyway:
>   This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.14159-1.10b-2.1 (Web2C 7.4.5)
>    %&-line parsing enabled.
>   (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)

Please try pdfetex -ini -jobname=pdflatex -progname=pdflatex pdflatex.ini

Probably default pdflatex command is a link to pdfetex in TeXLive.
Akira Kakuto

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