How do I create a format file?
I've successfully compiled the TexLive sources under Ubuntu. Unfortunately, there seemed to be no included format files (e.g.,
luatex.fmt, etc.). So, to create one, I tried the following commands, but neither produced an "fmt" file:
tex -ini plain.tex tex -ini '\input plain \dump'
I also tried the instructions in this link to no avail
By the way, I've created a directory that conforms to TDS, as well as the
texmf.cnf file. I've done this before under Windows years ago, and I was able to generate both
latex.fmt. But I can't do the same under Ubuntu.