# [tex-live] using JadeTeX with TeX Live

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Nov 1 23:45:52 CET 2006

```>>>>> "John" == John Lumby <johnlumby at hotmail.com> writes:

> Ok, so I need to build tex.fmt - but I'm not sure how, and all the
> following fail : fmtutil --cnffile
> /sysbuild/livetex/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf --fmtdir
> /sysbuild/livetex/texmf/web2c --byfmt tex fmtutil: format `tex'
> not available.  That is because there is no file tex.ini anywhere
> in or under my /sysbuild/livetex - should there be?

Yes,

\$ kpsewhich tex.ini
/opt/tex/texlive/2005/texmf-dist/tex/plain/config/tex.ini

> (Also I saw mention of an executable fmtutil-sys in some
> documentation but there is no file with that name in my system)

> (In fact there is a directory /sysbuild/livetex/texmf/dvips/config
> but it's empty).

It seems that your TeXLive installation is incomplete.

> It looks to me that my livetex is not setup correctly but I don't
> know what is wrong.  This is my first use of TeX Live, always
> before I have used tetex, but saw that Live TeX has superceded

The TeXLive build system is much more complicated than the teTeX one.
the ISO image and install the binaries.

This is what I get using TeXLive-2005:

This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
%&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
No pages of output.
Transcript written on texput.log.

You don't have to run fmtutil directly and if the system is set up
properly you don't have to specify any paths.

This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5) (INITEX)
%&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
[... many lines omitted ...]
No pages of output.

If TeXLive-2005 is installed properly it shouldn't be necessary to
create any format files.

However, at EuroTeX 2003 there had been a talk by Simon Pepping about
DocbookInContext.  I do not know anything about the state of the
project.  Maybe it's worthwhile to contact the Context people.

Regards,
Reinhard

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