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Am Sat, 18 Feb 2012 13:55:08 +0100 schrieb Cornelius C. Noack:
> I recently installed MikTeX 2.9 over MikTeX 2.7 (2.7 still
> active, but in a different folder).
> When I tried to run etex, I got the error
> " etex: memory dump file not found "
> " data: etex.fmt
> Following instructions (from the "managing memory dump files"
> page), I added `etex' in the `formats' button of the
> `settings' menu;
It shouldn't be necessary to add an entry for etex, it is already
present in a default installation.
> then `etex' showed up seemingly properly in
> the `formats' list. I then ran `update formats' which,
> however, produced the error
> " miktex-makefmt: Unknown engine: etex "
> What am I doing wrong??
Well as you didn't say exactly how you did install "2.9 over 2.7"
and how you did add a etex in the formats did when you added the
button one can only guess.
> PS: I installed MikTeX 2.9 for all users. in the above, I
> chose `settings' , not `settings(admin)' etc.. Is that
> perhaps the source of my problem ??
I doubt it. But if you are the only miktex user on your PC I advise
you to install next time directly in your user account in single
mode. With a multiuser installation it is important to understand
when to manage the system as admin and when as user and how this
modes can interfere. As you have rebuild the formats in user mode,
you now have local formats files which will takes precendence over
the format files generated in admin mode.