* dkphoto <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >> Is this Slink (Debian 2.1)? If yes, teTeX has a date problem in the >> original release. If you care about TeX, you should get the package >>> from the 2.1r5 release (somewhere on www.debian.org) and install >> that afterward. > Thanks. Would that have caused the failure I had? As far as I know it was a problem with format files, so it is rather likely that this is/was your problem, yes.