I am getting this error with latex on gentoo (2.6.16-gentoo-r9).
I re-emerged the package tetex but after one successful run the problem returned again.Code:
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.4.5)
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt latex.fmt
fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.
I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!
Thanks in advance.