I am new to texlive so pardon me if i miss mentioning more details. I started out with texlive-20120701-bin.tar download and i have extracted them on to a particular file system on my RedHat instance. I have set the path as mentioned in the installation instruction and tried running a test to confirm the install is fine by doing latex sample2e.tex which seems to fail with the below error:
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012) ** Please type the name of your input file. **sample2e.tex kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdftex.fmt fmtutil: missing command; try fmtutil --help if you need it. I can't find the format file `pdftex.fmt'!
Any help is appreciated.