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abt tex info

From: r gee
Subject: abt tex info
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 07:06:28 -0800

hello help-texinfo!

i have installed cygwin for win9x recently.
i think tht its such a fine thing for win users.

i have a question about texinfo.

i've used it recently and created an info file through
the gnu/cygwin utility makeinfo.
all worked fine in there:)

i wanna use the other tex related binaries to produce
other outputs such pdf, html & etc.

while using pdftex w/ an input file texinfo
it tries to search for a .fmt file, so i did a:

$ initex '\input pdftex \dump'
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.3) (INITEX)
Beginning to dump on file pdftex.fmt
 (format=pdftex 2001.8.21)
1319 strings of total length 23333
37 memory locations dumped; current usage is 20&14
322 multiletter control sequences
0 words of font info for 0 preloaded fonts
0 hyphenation exceptions
Hyphenation trie of length 256 has 0 ops out of 1501
No pages of output.
Transcript written on pdftex.log.

to produce it. but when i compiled again
for the pdftex it gave me:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-14f-released-20000525 (Web2C 7.3.3)
(Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)

im quite stymied aswell!
are there .fmt files readily available for use?
or my dumping and use of pdftex is just totally in haywire?

...pls. help =|<

r gee


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