Bug 2080 - latex doesn't work at all
Summary: latex doesn't work at all
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike Maher
QA Contact:
: 2283 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-04-09 10:05 UTC by Sittampalam, Ganesh
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-04-09 19:27:15 UTC

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Description Sittampalam, Ganesh 1999-04-09 10:05:36 UTC
[ganesh@munchkin /tmp]$ latex match6
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3beta6)
I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-04-09 15:06:59 UTC
Mike, have we resolved this prob yet?!?! what is up with teTeX these

Comment 2 Sittampalam, Ganesh 1999-04-09 18:24:59 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Mike Maher 1999-04-09 19:27:59 UTC
thanks for the update.
I understood that problem was fixed.  thanks though.

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-20 14:33:59 UTC
*** 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 jay  04/20/99 05:48 -------
Oops.  This looks like a re-report of bug 2080.   Sorry!

Comment 5 Pickering, Timothy 1999-05-02 00:19:59 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Pickering, Timothy 1999-05-02 00:37:59 UTC
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 :/

Comment 7 Pickering, Timothy 1999-05-04 13:33:59 UTC
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.

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