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Re: [problem][tetex][locate]

In message <Pine.GSO.3.96.970821184911.24989A-100000@ren.eecis.udel.edu>, write
  >I installed tetex-{base,bin,extra} today.  Running latex produces:
  >I can't find the default format file!
  >having searched for an hour through tetex documentation (and been very
  >confused by the concept of kpathsea),  I find that this is either
  >texmf.cnf or latex.fmt (I can't figure out which).  So:
  >1) locate texmf.cnf shows it in /etc/texmf/,  but there are no files in
  >this directory according to "ls".

I have: 

  $ ls -l /etc/texmf
  total 94
  -rw-r--r--   1 root     root           80 Jan  5  1997 XDvi
  drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root         1024 Jun 19 08:24 dvips
  -rw-r--r--   1 root     root         1867 Feb 14  1997 language.dat
  -rw-r--r--   1 root     root         2720 Jun 19 08:29 maketex.site
  -rw-r--r--   1 root     root        83730 Dec  7  1996 modes.mf
  -rw-r--r--   1 root     root         3815 Jun 19 08:29 texmf.cnf

It looks as if something has gone wrong with your installation
of tetex.

  >2) latex.fmt is in /usr/lib/texmf/web2c,  but running kpathsea doesn't
  >find it.  I might not be running it right,  because I'm not really sure
  >what I'm doing.
  >Can someone help me get tetex configured?
  >						Thanks in advance.
  >							 Will
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