'Fatal format file error; I'm stymied'

Angelo Graziosi Angelo.Graziosi@roma1.infn.it
Mon Apr 2 00:17:00 GMT 2007

Brian Dessent wrote:

> Typed that a little too fast.  I meant etex.exe -> pdfetex.exe

Hi Brian,

I had followed the link and really 

   ln -sf pdfetex.exe etex.ex

fixes the problem for texi2dvi BUT NOT for

pdftex tex-ref.tex
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.21a (Web2C 7.5.4)
 file:line:error style messages enabled.
 %&-line parsing enabled.
---! /var/lib/texmf/web2c/pdftex.fmt was written by pdfetex
(Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
make: *** [tex-ref.pdf] Error 1

But in /usr/share/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf:
tex             tex             -               -translate-file=cp227.tcx
aleph           aleph           -               *aleph.ini
latex           pdfetex         language.dat    -translate-file=cp227.tcx
etex            pdfetex         language.def    -translate-file=cp227.tcx
pdftex          pdfetex         -       -translate-file=cp227.tcx

So, perhaps should we do:

ln -sf pdfetex.exe pdftex.exe 



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