[tex-live] missing format files in texlive 2007

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Dec 23 01:13:52 CET 2012

Hi Winston, ...

On So, 23 Dez 2012, Winston Smith wrote:
> I'm trying to get texlive 2007 working on Ubuntu 9.10 (really old system, I know,
> but for some reasons, I'm stuck to it and cannot upgrade).

Ouch, well, that is difficult, then.

> tex-common_1.20_all.deb
> texinfo_4.13a.dfsg.1-4ubuntu1_i386.deb
> texlive-base_2007.dfsg.2-4ubuntu1_all.deb
> texlive-base-bin_2007.dfsg.2-7ubuntu1.1_i386.deb
> texlive-common_2007.dfsg.2-4ubuntu1_all.deb
> texlive-doc-base_2007.dfsg.2-2_all.deb

That shoud suffcie.

> This is pdfTeXk, Version ....
> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt tex.fmt
> I can't find the format file `etex.fmt'!

What does
	kpsewhich fmtutil.cnf
say? And can you send 

But I must say it will be hard to track that down without me having
access to that computer. I cannot get hold of 2007 packages now,
and I cannot remember exactely what was done back then in the old
times ;-)

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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