Re: Big problem with TeX/LaTeX
Paul Rightley <email@example.com> writes:
What about TEX specific environment variables as sugested in the
output? Unset all of them for installation.
> I was wondering if anyone has run into this lately and if it is something
> I am doing wrong...
> I have used the 'new' tetex packages of Debian for some time now. I was
> recently 'forced' to remove X and tex from my machine temporarily. Now I
> have X back and running, but am having problems getting the tetex packages
> to install and work. (I have seen at least one other posting describing
> one of the symptoms I am having.)
> I start with a 'tex-clean' system. Then I do a dpkg -i tetex-base_0.4pl6-5.deb
> This seems to work fine. Then I do dpkg -i tetex-bin_0.4pl6-8.deb and things
> start going wrong. When it tries to configure the package, it produces errors
> >Please set the environment variable TETEXDIR or TEXMFCNF correctly.
> >For details see the teTeX and the Kpathsea manual
> >kpsetool: language.dat not found.
> >kpsetool: modes.mf not found.
> >kpsetool: texmf.cnf not found.
> >/usr/bin/texconfig: cd: /web2c: No such file or directory
> >Error opening terminal: generic.
> >/usr/bin/texconfig: /tmp/texconf4119/logfile: No such file or directory
> >Output of initex is in /tmp/texconfig.out
> >If you want to change the default settings,
> >use /usr/bin/texconfig to configure teTeX.
> Running /usr/bin/texconfig produces similar errors. Now, when I go to
> latex something, I get
> >This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (C version 6.1)
> >I can't find the default format file!
> Which is the symptom reported recently in this mail list.
> What should I do to get a working latex installation?
> Paul Rightley DX-3 Hydrodynamics, MS P940
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