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Re: teTeX packages


> I can't seem to get Debian's teTeX to work at all ("can't find default
> format file" from tex).  But when I downloaded it direct from sunsite,
> it worked fine.  Has anyone had a similar experience?  I suppose I
> could include more (or any, actually) details if requested.

I had this problem too. To solve it do this as root:

  cd /usr/lib/texmf/tex/plain/config
  tex tex.ini
  cp tex.fmt /usr/lib/texmf/web2c

This should do it. It did for me. Someone should report a bug.


PS. Other files might be missing, but so far I haven't had major problems.

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