[Tex/LaTex] LaTeX sourcefiles older than 5 years old. XeLaTeX fails

compilingxetex

When compiling a LaTeX document with XeTeX, I get the following error:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
! You are attempting to make a LaTeX format from a source file
! That is more than five years old.
!
! If you enter <return> to scroll past this message then the format
! will be built, but please consider obtaining newer source files
! before continuing to build LaTeX.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

! LaTeX source files more than 5 years old!.
l.545 ...aTeX source files more than 5 years old!}

? 
! Emergency stop.
l.545 ...aTeX source files more than 5 years old!}

No pages of output.

I invoked the command with xelatex document.tex, what am I doing wrong? LaTeX and XeTeX was installed from repos of Fedora 15, how come those sources are too old?

Edit:

I was asked to provide an example where this error occurs:

\documentclass[pdftex, paper=a4, 11pt]{scrartcl}
\title{title}
\begin{document}
%\maketitle
\section*{test}
blah blah
\end{document}

I could further simplify, if that helps…

Best Answer

Nothing is wrong, except the old software. You should upgrade your TeX Live distribution.

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