I'm having some problems trying to get a portable TeX Live installation working. It started off great, but I tried to use
tlmgr to add some packages and now whenever I run
pdflatex I get a weird error.
Google isn't being much help - most of the discussions are about a bug in the system install for some Linux distros (which I'm not using) or they suggest I run
fmtutil --all which completes without error but doesn't fix the problem.
I'm not sure what to try next. This is what happens when I run pdflatex:
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013)
restricted \write18 enabled.
---! ./texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/pdflatex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool
(Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
There is no
pdftex.pool file in the portable install or in my system installation (which does work.)
Any idea what the problem is or what I can try next?