Description of problem:
TeX format files should reside in the system directory
Instead they are created separately in each users home directory in the subdirectory:
This is particularly annoying if latex files are processed by a daemon, such as httpd. In that case TeX running as that daemon tries to create the directory /.texlive2007 or some other subdirectory of a sysetm directory, which fails due to lack of write permissions.
In Fedora 12 and earlier this could be fixed by running the command
In Fedora 13 this command does generate TeX format files in
but these files are ignored and format files are still generated in each users home directory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a tex file, say test.tex in /tmp
2.su root; su -s /bin/bash apache
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
%&-line parsing enabled.
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt
fmtutil: format directory `/var/www/.texlive2007/texmf-var/web2c' does not exist.
I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'!
TeX format files should be in
and should be available to all users including server daemons.
There is typo in the above description
Not sure if you figured it out. We had the same problem. You can use the following work around:
run texconfig-sys as root
Change something and save
It will solve the problem.
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