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gigitrezzi
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### Fatal Format File Error

Salve,

I updated my TeX Live to TeX Live 2013 and I can't use XeLaTeX any more, because when compile my code this is message:
`This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999 (TeX Live 2013/dev)  restricted \write18 enabled.---! /home/panoramix/.texlive2012/texmf-var/web2c/xetex/xelatex.fmt doesn't match xetex.pool(Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)`

I compile my XeLaTeX code with TeXworks and I use Fedora 18.

Thanks

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localghost
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This is no official release. TL2013 is officially planned for July 2013. Development versions are not suited for productive use.

Best regards and welcome to the board
Thorsten
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¹ System: openSUSE 42.2 (Linux 4.4.52), TeX Live 2016 (vanilla), TeXworks 0.6.1

Stefan Kottwitz
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I guess this "TeX Live 2013/dev" is a Fedora version, not the official TeX Live. There's not even a pretest version of TL 2013. Since Fedora follows the standard TeX Live, you could also install TeX Live 2012 and be up-to-date. Or is there a reason why you updated? You could keep all packages up-to-date with TL 2012 too.

If you cannot install a stable version from the Fedora repositories, I recommend to install the stable standard TeX Live version. Have a look at the article Installing TeX Live on Linux which was written using Fedora.

Stefan

gigitrezzi
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Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:08 pm
Hi,

I did as you suggested but I had to download 2616 files for more three hours and I gave up. I'll be using LaTeX.

Thanks