[tex-live] missing format files in texlive 2007
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 23:07:23 CET 2012
2012/12/22 Winston Smith <smith_winston_6079 at hotmail.com>:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to get texlive 2007 working on Ubuntu 9.10 (really old system, I
> but for some reasons, I'm stuck to it and cannot upgrade).
> I've installed the following deb files (for the lack of network connectivity
> of said
> box) via dpkg -i:
1. This is not Ubuntu list, I do not know how Ubuntu packages TeX Live
and what is supported.
2. I have TeX Live from TUG since 2007 and searching the directories
it seems that etex is available since 2008. I do not know whether
Ubuntu added etex support to the 2007 version.
> When running etex (or tex) with the following command
> $ etex txiversion.tex
> I get the result
> This is pdfTeXk, Version ....
> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt tex.fmt
> I can't find the format file `etex.fmt'!
> And it quits. The input file txiversion.tex just contains one line
> "\input texinfo.tex @bye" and the texinfo.tex file is present.
> Googling around, some forums suggets to run mktexfmt to
> re-create missing format files. But running
> $ mktexfmt --all
> $ mktexfmt --missing etex.fmt
> Does not produce any format file. However, the commands complete with
> exit code 0.
> Am I missing out something? Why are the format files not created?
> Thanks in advance.
> - Winston
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