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Re: Would like MakeTeXPK to write into texmf/fonts/public/cm/pk/..
> I would first like to ask about teTeX. This sounds like the solution
> to frustrating installs. Is this available from a CTAN archive, or
> only commercially? No matter what the answer, may I suggest making
Freely available on CTAN:systems/unix/teTeX/distrib. A CD with much
more fonts/macros/... than the standard teTeX distribution is just
> extremely clear references to this package somewhere where a person
> such as myself might find this notice before blithely ftp'ing
> lib.tar.gz, base.tar.gz, packages.tar.gz etc etc.?
The location to look first is web2c/unixtex.ftp. And there *is* a pointer
> everything from CTAN a few days earlier, so I think I have the very
> latest versions. I have the LaTeX distribution from 21 Nov 95,
That is not the most recent...
> + Might mention that directories texmf/fonts/* are (as set up in the
> supplied texmf.cnf) file are not searched by LaTeX, but they ARE
> searched by dvips.
CTAN is not the way to organize your TeX installation. You may want to
read about the The TeX Directory Structure standard (CTAN:info/tds).
teTeX follows this standard.
> + Maybe I'm on drugs, but I only made the .fd files available to
> LaTeX2e, not the .tfm files, and it works fine. What will not work?
LaTeX2e definately needs to read the .tfm files for the fonts you use.
Try KPATHSEA_DEBUG=4 ... :-)
> I'm really quite uncertain about the possible bug I reported WRT
> prioritizing directory seeks when using the ls-R database. Some more
> info: we only have latex2e, and it's installed as "latex". We do not
> have latex209 in any shape or form, except for compatability mode.
> My texmf.cnf is the original that's supplied with whatever package I
> ftp'd. (Sorry, I'm confused here.) Maybe I should name the installed
> binary latex2e??? I was trying to keep things simple. What's the
> usual rule here? And I don't have the double-slash in TEXINPUTS.
Well, what is your TEXINPUTS and where are the conflicting files?