[tex-live] Re: TL6 platex problems

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 10:35:16 +0100

Janusz S. =?iso-8859-2?Q?Bie=F1?= writes:
 > Now the documentation and install-cd.sh  say
 > VARTEXMF=/usr/TeX/texmf-var
 > However, you should say explicitly that one needs root privilidges to
 > follow the instructions. On the other hand, a user willing to run TL
 > directly from CD probably is not a root.

why not? anyway, I am not going to second-guess how people adminster
their Unix/Linux boxes. Personally, I think that running off the CD is
very much an "expert" option!

 > Perhaps install-cd should test whether it is called by root or not and
 > propose different defaults for TeX directory? For a user /var/tmp/TeX
 > seems a good suggestion. 

good idea. can someone code it for me?

 > Yes, this works now in version of 3 July. However, pdfplatex produces a
 > lot of warnings like this one:
 > Warning: pdftex (file ecbi1000): Font ecbi1000 at 600 not found

sure. pdftex is set up by default to work that way, ie not make PK

 > The resulting PDF file is of course unusable. The file used for
 > testing was processed without problems by tetex installed from the
 > Debian package; it uses `polski' package with `T1' option.

and did it make PK files for you on the fly? or did teTeX come with
them installed