Xelatex Does Not Work On CentOS 7

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Hi there,

I tried to compile some trivial LaTeX file with the shipped XeLaTeX:

$ xelatex trivial.tex This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (TeX Live 2013)
restricted \write18 enabled.

kpathsea: Running mktexfmt xelatex.fmt
/usr/bin/mktexfmt: line 395:
/usr/share/texlive/texmf/texconfig/tcfmgr: No such file or directory fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf’ not found. I can’t find the format file `xelatex.fmt’!
$ rpm -q texlive-xetex texlive-xetex-svn26330.0.9997.5-32.el7.noarch
$ cat trivial.tex

\title{Hello World!}


This seems to be broken. How can I fix it?

– Gergely

One thought on - Xelatex Does Not Work On CentOS 7

  • Gergely Buday wrote:

    I’m not running LaTeX under CentOS-7, but under Fedora-20 your file compiled OK after “xelatex trivial”. Actually, xelatex is just a link to xetex, and there is no xelatex.fmt .
    (xelatex is available after yum-installing texlive-xetex .)
    In my case tcfmgr lies in /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/texconfig/
    rather than /usr/share/texlive/texmf/texconfig/, and fmtutil.cnf is in /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/web2c/.

    Probably irrelevant to your problem.
    (You’d probably get a better response on the comp.text.tex newsgroup.)