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Re: latex error: latex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:05:48 -0400
- Subject: Re: latex error: latex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool
- References: <5005B39B.firstname.lastname@example.org>
On 7/17/2012 2:48 PM, Keith Lindsay wrote:
When I attempt to run latex on a simple .tex file (attached), I get the
following error message:
$ latex polynom.tex
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012/Cygwin)
restricted \write18 enabled.
---! /var/lib/texmf/web2c/pdftex/latex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool
(Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
The postinstall script for texlive-collection-latex should have created
a new latex.fmt. The quick fix for your problem is to run
as administrator (or as whichever user did the Cygwin installation).
But you should probably also make sure that the postinstall scripts have
all run successfully, or else you could run into other problems.
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