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Re: [opensuse] latex on 10.3
  • From: Patrick Kirsch <pkirsch@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2008 07:17:14 +0200
  • Message-id: <47F5B9DA.6020203@xxxxxxx>
Alain Leblanc wrote:
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

/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'!
"latex.fmt" is in this "texlive-latex-2007-69" package.
If the directory "/var/lib/texmf/web2c" is not present, try to install
"texlive-2007-69" and "xmltex-2007.8.1-23".
Do you have this packages installed?

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

Patrick Kirsch - Quality Assurance Department
SUSE Linux Products GmbH GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)

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