PDF export fails with pdflatex and LuaTeX

Jürgen Spitzmüller spitz at lyx.org
Wed Feb 12 06:28:20 UTC 2020

Am Dienstag, den 11.02.2020, 21:44 +0100 schrieb Martin Weise:
> Ok, here's something I (just) noticed: pdflatex, when run without
> arguments, produces a .dvi file from HelloWorld.tex. It is only if I
> specify "-output-format=pdf" that it creates a .pdf file.
> From what I understand, this is not what pdflatex should normally do.

Try the following:

Find the configuration file pdftexconfig.tex in the terminal via

kpsewhich pdftexconfig.tex

In this file, check if there is the line

\pdfoutput           = 1

If it's not there, or if the value differs (specifically: 0), then
add/change it.

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