[tex-k] error msg for broken format

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sat Oct 18 14:08:15 CEST 2008


suppose a user has a broken latex.fmt somewhere. The error msg is:

$ latex essai.tex
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.1415926-1.40.9 (Web2C 7.5.7)
%&-line parsing enabled.
latex: fatal: Could not undump 1 4-byte item(s).

Could it be changed so that it includes the full path to the broken
format file? It could help understanding when a wrong format from the
user's home is used (which is probably the most common reason for broken


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