teTeX/LaTeX/TeX problem

Subject: teTeX/LaTeX/TeX problem
From: Jason P. Stanford (jps3@lehigh.edu)
Date: Mon Oct 04 1999 - 19:51:30 MDT

  I keep getting errors trying to process a simple *.tex file via latex
(see attached text files). Anything obvious? I can't figure out how to
create the latex.fmt or tex.fmt files. Nothing on various TeX-related
sites have helped. Would appreciate any pointers. Thanks!

[foo@localhost HOWTO]$ ls -l
total 2
drwx------ 2 foo users 1024 Sep 24 21:30 RCS
-rw------- 1 foo users 343 Oct 4 15:12 test.tex

[foo@localhost HOWTO]$ latex test.tex
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.1)
I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!

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