Fri Jun 22 15:58:00 GMT 2001
Please go around by using `pdflatex'
instead of `dvipdfm':
personlay I am not very famillar with this tool.
Actually, I guess pdflatex and pdftex are best way (for the moment)
Good pdfLaTeXing !
Ashok Vadekar wrote:
> I've followed your threads on Latex installation for a while now. Just never
> have the time to attempt it. I seem to have stumbled through it successfully
> to a point. I can currently build a dvi file, and can even use dvips. However,
> I wanted to be able to convert to a PDF file so I could use acrobat (reader) as
> a previewer. I don't really want to pull up an x server just to view my
> document. I guess I would prefer to use a Win32 based dvi viewer, but there
> doesn't seem to be one by default (as part of the cygwin system). This seems
> reasonable, since the rest of the system is a port, not platform specific new
> development. So, in trying to build a PDF file, I've got the following
> I needed to install the xFree86 DLL files so that gs would run in batch
> mode. A minor nuisance, but no big deal.
> dvipdfm complains it can't find a fonts.map file. Neither can I, not even
> on a solaris installation of Latex that works fine. Where should this
> file be, and where does it come from? Is it related to texfonts.map in $TEXMF/fontname/ ?
> dvipdfm proceeds to create various fonts for me, such as ptmb8r.1493pk.
> Which it then leaves in the CWD. As far as I can tell, it should be
> trying to put them in $VARTEXFONTS (from texmf.cnf) which is
> /var/tmp/texfonts (which does exist).
> After a few "successful" font builds as described above, dvipdfm chokes
> on a font. I end up with the following messages:
> kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600 \
> --dpi 600 lcircle10
> mktexpk: Mismatched mode ljfour and resolution 600; ignoring mode.
> mktexpk: Running mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1+0/600; nonstopmode; \
> input lcircle10
> This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182 (Web2C 7.3.3)
> I can't find the base file `mf.base'!
> grep: lcircle10.log: No such file or directory
> mktexpk: `mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1+0/600; nonstopmode; input \
> lcircle10' failed to make lcircle10.600pk.
> kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
> lcircle10: Can't locate a Type 1, TTF, PK, or virtual font file
> Not sure how to proceed. For now this is fatal
> Maybe in the future, I'll substitute some other font.
> Output file removed.
> Is the problem just that I'm missing mf.base? I have an mf.pool. Can
> I copy it from another machine? Or am I missing a whole metafont
> Can you shed any light upon this?
> On Fri, Jun 22, 2001 at 08:25:23PM +0200, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
> > You have to install a TeX Directory Structure suitable for teTeX:
> > please read the updated README file that I posted today:
> > Re: tetex-beta-20001218 (can not use it after setup on Cygwin)
> > Thanks,
> > and Happy LaTeXing !
> > Jerome BENOIT
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