Problem with TexLive 4

Sebastian Rahtz
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 11:19:40 +0100 (BST)

Malysiak writes:
 > latex <filename>
 > from a dos prompt. Latex starts but stops with the message
 > This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2c 7.3)
 > I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!
This problem comes up under Windows 95, but not NT, which is why
it was not spotted earlier. The remedy is posted on; you have to 

 set TEXMFCNF=d:\texmf\web2c
 set TEXMFMAIN=d:\texmf

(assuming your CD is drive D:); and then "latex foo" will work.  You
can of course put these lines in your autoexec.bat.

Sorry about this. We should have caught this before the CD was released.