Bug#95995: 3rd party information
I saw probably the same problem here. pdftex did not work with
tetex-bin only but worked with tetex-extra. Then, after removing
tetex-extra, pdftex could still work.
Possibly, pdftex.ini and pdflatex.ini files are contained in tetex-extra
and corresponding *.fmt files are generated when tetex-extra is
installed, but tetex-extra fails to remove the generated *.fmt file, so
pdftex and pdflatex could still work after removing tetex-extra.
I hope it can be reproduced by removing tetex-bin and reinstalling it
again (recreating /usr/share/texmf/web2c directory). I wish this
problem could be solved before Debian 3.0 release.
"Free software is not for free."
Kaz Sasayama <Kaz.Sasayama@HyperLinuxJP.com>; Screen Name: kazssym
Hyper Linux Systems (Hypercore Software Design, Ltd.)