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


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?


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

\documentclass[pdftex, paper=a4, 11pt]{scrartcl}
blah blah

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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