[tex-live] %&format

Olaf Weber olaf@infovore.xs4all.nl
29 Nov 2002 17:23:11 +0100

Gerben Wierda writes:

> Someone wrote on the Mac OS X TeX list:
>> I just did a clean reinstall of teTeX with i-installer.  I then
>> rebuilt my own formats.  Now tex and pdftex do not use the first
>> line %&format to load the format file.  However, tex --fmt format
>> finds my formats without any problem, so it does not seem to be a
>> searching issue.  For example

Check the setting of parse_first_line in texmf.cnf.

It went to default false in recent versions.

Olaf Weber

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