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Re: Problem with pdfTeX (I'm stymied)

On Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:31:52 +0100 Marc Baudoin
<> wrote:
> I never use the TeX system from pkgsrc (I'm using TeX Live
> outside of pkgsrc) except when it's a dependency of other
> packages.  math/pari needs it and compilation in math/pari fails
> when running pdfTeX with the following error message:
> /usr/pkg/bin/pdftex develop
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (Web2C 2013)
>  restricted \write18 enabled.
> ---! /var/lib/texmf/web2c/pdftex/pdftex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool
> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
> I checked pdftex on a simple TeX file, I got the same error
> message (so it's not specific to the way math/pari uses it).

Is the pkgsrc pdftex somehow picking up files from your independent TeX
Live install?  For instance, which TeX installation
created /var/lib/texmf/web2c/pdftex/pdftex.fmt ?


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