Bug 22838 - tex is broken
tex is broken
 Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE None Red Hat Linux Retired tetex --- 7.1 i386 Linux high high --- Tim Waugh David Lawrence (view as bug list) depends on / blocked

 Reported: 2000-12-26 13:33 UTC by Gerald Teschl 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History) 0 users Bug Fix --- 2001-01-03 19:37:48 UTC --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

 Gerald Teschl 2000-12-26 13:33:02 UTC tex is broken. All format files are missing. I tried to compile the format for latex, but tex will fail. The errors make absolutely no sense.  Jeff Johnson 2000-12-28 01:00:46 UTC Can you p[rovide an example of what you are trying to do?  Gerald Teschl 2000-12-28 11:23:52 UTC I tried to compile a simple latex file %%%%%% test.tex %%%%%%%% \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world! \end{document} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% [gerald@soliton tmp]\$ latex test.tex This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.1) I can't find the format file latex.fmt'! Obviously there is the format missing (which should be present in a correct installetion). Hence I tried to compile it myself [root@soliton /root]# tex -ini -fmt=latex -progname=latex latex.ini This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.1) (INITEX) (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/config/latex.ini (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/latex.ltx (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/config/texsys.cfg) ! Arithmetic overflow. l.125 \multiply\count2 60 (That makes 100 errors; please try again.) No pages of output. Transcript written on latex.log. I looked at the source where the first error occures in /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/latex.ltx on line 515, where tex checks that the format is sufficiently recent. The code is fine and compiles with no errors on my Mac.  Jeff Johnson 2000-12-28 17:03:46 UTC Yup, got it, thanks for pointing to the problem. Compilation with -O0 fixes, better fix soon.  Jeff Johnson 2000-12-29 20:51:36 UTC Better fix is to compile with gcc-2.96-69, done in tetex-1.0.7-11.  Jeff Johnson 2000-12-29 20:52:11 UTC *** Bug 20802 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***  Jeff Johnson 2001-01-03 19:36:52 UTC *** Bug 23241 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** `