Bug#270407: tetex-base: inter-device move failed: `latex.fmt' to `/var/lib/texmf/web2c/latex.fmt'
C.J.Leune@uvt.nl (Kees Leune) wrote:
>> ls -l /var/lib/texmf/web2c
> It's an ls -al now, so you can check the permissions on the dir too
> total 10284
> drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 2004-09-08 08:29 .
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 733672 2004-09-07 20:09 latex.efmt
> It still fails, even if I run it as root...
> # latex book.tex
> This is e-TeX, Version 3.14159-2.1 (Web2C 7.4.5)
> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt latex.efmt
It cannot find it. On my system, it does:
$ kpsewhich latex.efmt
If it is different on your system (presumably you'll get no output),
kpsewhich --debug=126 latex.efmt 2> kpsewhich.log
and send us the logfile
> fmtutil: /var/lib/texmf/web2c/latex.fmt installed.
> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
> PS: If necessary, I have no problems apt-get --purge remov'ing latex packages
> to see if the problem still persists after I reinstall them. It might get rid
> of valuable forensics as to the cause of this problem, however.
Yes, that might be a problem. Hm. What I'd like to know in any case is
ls -l /usr/bin/*tex
Hilmar, could it be a problem that the (pdf)initex point to (pdf)tex?
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie