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From: Marcin Borkowski <mbork@mbork.pl>
To: John Hendy <jw.hendy@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Publish to PDF on Linux: An impossible task?
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 01:40:45 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87ftiv5joy.fsf@mbork.pl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CA+M2ft_L0Yqe4MH_U+eByXhDfODTdT1nfbGdcOhRyrFLAc23sw@mail.gmail.com>

On 2019-11-11, at 01:25, John Hendy <jw.hendy@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 6:01 PM Nathan Neff <nathan.neff@gmail.com> wrote:
>> After using org-mode for 10 years, I run for the doorway when
>> I even think about trying to convert an org-mode file to PDF.
>> *** I quiver when I see errors such as:
>> warning: kpathsea: configuration file texmf.cnf not found in these directories: /usr/bin:/usr/bin/share/texmf-local/web2c:/usr/bin/share/texmf-dist/web2c:/usr/bin/share/texmf/web2c:/usr/bin/texmf-local/web2c:/usr/bin/texmf-dist/web2c:/usr/bin/texmf/web2c:/usr:/usr/share/texmf-local/web2c:/usr/share/texmf-dist/web2c:/usr/share/texmf/web2c:/usr/texmf-local/web2c:/usr/texmf-dist/web2c:/usr/texmf/web2c://texmf-local/web2c:/://share/texmf-local/web2c://share/texmf-dist/web2c://share/texmf/web2c://texmf-local/web2c://texmf-dist/web2c://texmf/web2c.
>> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.20 (TeX Live 2019/Arch Linux) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
>> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt
>> mktexfmt: No such file or directory
>> I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'!
> These look like latex errors to me, nothing to do with Org. Guessing

These are not LaTeX errors, they are lower-level ones.

> you used the arch package? I'm on arch myself, but after getting
> bitten by package mismatches and things being hopelessly broken, I
> switched to just using texlive directly:
> - https://www.tug.org/texlive/
> It's not that bad. There's even a quick guide to walk you through the
> tl-install script. If you'd rather troubleshoot what you have going on
> now, here's some places to start:
> - you're missing files... figure out which package is supposed to
> provide them and install it

He misses LaTeX format file itself, and apparently mktexfmt (which
should create it) cannot be found.  This seems more serious than what
you write.

> - check your paths

Agreed, but this may be quite subtle...


Marcin Borkowski

  reply	other threads:[~2019-11-11  0:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-11  0:00 Publish to PDF on Linux: An impossible task? Nathan Neff
2019-11-11  0:19 ` Marcin Borkowski
2019-11-11  0:25 ` John Hendy
2019-11-11  0:40   ` Marcin Borkowski [this message]
2019-11-11  0:54     ` John Hendy
2019-11-11 20:12       ` Jack Kamm
2019-11-11 20:24         ` Alan E. Davis
2019-11-11 23:45           ` Alan Tyree
2019-11-11  0:56     ` Tim Cross
2019-11-11  1:52       ` Samuel Wales
2019-11-11  8:36 ` Diego Zamboni

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