Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2080
latex doesn't work at all
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
[ganesh@munchkin /tmp]$ latex match6
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3beta6)
I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!
Mike, have we resolved this prob yet?!?! what is up with teTeX these
Hmm, this appears to be fixed in the tetex-...-17 packages I just got
from ftp.redhat.com - apologies for wasting your time because I was
using older versions from a mirror.
thanks for the update.
I understood that problem was fixed. thanks though.
*** Bug 2283 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
On a Pentium system upgraded from 5.2 to 5.9, none of the
TeX engines work. For example "tex foo.tex" complains that
the file tex.fmt is missing.
If you run "texconfig", is does a lot of initial work before
providing the usual initial dialog box. If you immediately
quit at this point, TeX (and friends) will now work fine.
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 04/20/99 05:48 -------
Oops. This looks like a re-report of bug 2080. Sorry!
i'm running the tetex packages from RH 6.0:
and tex, latex, et al. are completely dead in the water. they can't
find any input files. i tried running texconfig, but that didn't help
at all. kpathsea seems ok, though, since i can xdvi a file and have
it make the needed fonts fine.
d'ohhh! spoke too soon, i guess. somehow tetex got munged in the
upgrade from 5.2 to 6.0. i nuked the RPMs and got a whole bunch of
errors about missing files. then after i reinstalled the RPMs by hand
off of my cd and did a texhash, everything worked fine. that's what i
get for not running a rpm -V :/
i upgraded two more machines from 5.2 to 6.0 and in each case tetex
got munged with a lot of the files in the packages not getting
installed. nuking tetex and reinstalling the 6.0 tetex*.rpms fresh
off of the CD fixed the problem in each case.