Can both the TeX, etc from TeXLive2004 and tetex exist on the
same machine? Kile wants tetex and the associated help files.
Last year, at about this time, I installed the entire TeXLive2004 from
the DVD. I'm using KDE; I'll check the version number when I get home.
Sunday, I down loaded Kile and its required packages (including tetex and
dviutils) from SuSe9.2 DVD. I couldn't compile from Kile nor from a
terminal window; got the response (Fatal format file error; I'm
A response to my Help posting on comp.tex.tex pointed me to the UK FAQ on Fatal format ..
see the url below.
"Kile doesn't change a thing about (pdf)latex, so this is a latex
problem... I think you have to regenerate your format file. Read the
documentation of your distribution on how to do this. (Do you use tetex?)
See <http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=formatstymy>. "
After reading the FAQ, I used my Linux tools to remove Kile, tetex and the six packages that required tetex.
Once I restored the link from /usr/bin/latex to the executable latex in /usr/TeX/ ..., both latex and pdflatex worked.
But I no longer have a dvips to link to. I expect the same will be true for xdvi..