[tex-live] Mixed usage of texlive (cygwin,win32)

Ken Brown kbrow1i at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 14:04:21 CET 2009

On 3/6/2009 7:52 AM, Angelo Graziosi wrote:
> Now, when I try to build sample2e.tex from the NATIVE Emacs it fails in
> this way:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Running `LaTeX' on `sample2e' with ``latex -interaction=nonstopmode
> "\input" "sample2e.tex"''
> This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.1415926-1.40.9 (Web2C 7.5.7)
> %&-line parsing enabled.
> ---! c:/cygwin/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/latex.fmt
> doesn't match pdftex.pool
> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
> LaTeX exited abnormally with code 1 at Fri Mar 06 13:19:52
> -------------------------------------------------------------

It's possible that this has nothing to do with cygwin/win32.  I got a 
similar error yesterday after rebuilding the texlive binaries, and the 
solution was to regenerate the formats:

fmtutil-sys --all


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