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[opensuse] latex on 10.3
  • From: "Alain Leblanc" <aalebl@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 20:07:13 -0400
  • Message-id: <635e59d40804031707j3a8dbba9lc915aa43b33903fd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I'm having some problems using latex. I removed everything and then
reinstalled from scratch. After it installs the latex executable is
located in /usr/lib/texmf/bin/i586-linux/. When I execute I get the
following

/usr/lib/texmf/bin/i586-linux/latex file.tex
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt latex.fmt
fmtutil: format directory `/var/lib/texmf/web2c' is not writable.
I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!


I did run texhash (as superuser) but it didn't fix anything. Anyone
has any idea what the problem could be?

Thanks,

a
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