|Summary:||latex doesn't work at all|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Sittampalam, Ganesh <ganesh.sittampalam>|
|Component:||tetex||Assignee:||Mike Maher <mike>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.0||CC:||jay, pbrown, tim|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-04-09 19:27:15 UTC||Type:||---|
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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 days.
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 email@example.com 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: tetex-dvips-0.9-17 tetex-xdvi-0.9-17 tetex-afm-0.9-17 tetex-0.9-17 tetex-latex-0.9-17 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.