Latex problem

Jerome BENOIT 520066587150-0001@t-online.de
Sat Jun 23 00:44:00 GMT 2001


This not a big deal !

POOL files are binaries output during the comiple time:
therefore there are cygwin specific.

I suspect that you POOL files are not cygwin specific:
you certainely overwrite then during the installation
of the texmf directory.
(see the archive for more informations).

To fix this point:
1] remove /usr/share/texmf/web2c:
     rm -rf /usr/share/texmf/web2c ;
 or freeze it (if unsure):
     mv /usr/share/texmf/web2c /usr/share/texmf/web2c.frozen
2] install the /usr/share/texmf/web2c distributed with the cygwin
package
     mkdir -p /usr/share/texmf/web2c
     tar -zvxf tetex-beta-20001218-1.tar.gz /usr/share/texmf/web2c/*
  or reinstall the tetex cygwin package with the cygwin `setup';
3] you have to unfrozen the  *.cnf.frozen files;
4] try to configure again:
     all should work (nevertheless, not sure about dvipdfm) !

Note that I have assumed that your /usr/share/texmf/web2c is not shared
by an other tetex suitable distribution (e.g., MiKTeX).

If you want more inforamtions,
you can read the update REAME file posted yesterday to the cygwin list.

Please let me know if it works after the above manipulations.

Good TeXing,
Jerome BENOIT
   



Ashok Vadekar wrote:
> 
> I tried this, but ran into the problem that pdftex etal. did not get properly set up by texconfig.   I got the following errors when I ran texconfig:
> 
> Running mpost to create plain mem ...
> ! mp.pool doesn't match; tangle me again (or fix the path).
> Done.
> 
> Running mf to create plain mem ...
> ! mf.pool doesn't match; tangle me again (or fix the path).
> Done.
> 
> ! pdftex.pool doesn't match; tangle me ...
> Error: `pdftex -ini -fmt=pdftex -programname=pdftex pdftex.ini' failed
> 
> ! pdftex.pool doesn't match; tangle me ...
> Error: `pdftex -ini -fmt=pdflatex -programname=pdflatex pdflatex.ini' failed
> 
> ... similar messages for pdfetex and pdfelatex, omega and lambda.
> 
> But I don't know what paths to check.
> 
> Or Sat, Jun 23, 2001 at 12:58:12AM +0200, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
> 
> > 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)
> > under Cygwin.
> >
> > Good pdfLaTeXing !
> > Jerome BENOIT
> >
> > 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
> > > problems:
> > >         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
> > >                 installation?
> > >
> > > 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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