[lucida] Lucida installation problem

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Aug 4 22:50:53 CEST 2017

On 2017-08-04 at 14:49:47 +0100, David Saunders wrote:

 > On 04/08/17 14:07, Norbert Preining wrote:
 > > [...]
 > > I wanted to write:
 > >
 > > That is easy, I have the Lucida fonts since Y&Y times and it always worked:
 > >
 > > * put the pfb files into
 > > 	
 > > [...]
 > >
 > > After that run
 > > 	mktexlsr
 > > as root (with sudo or as root).
 > >
 > That's where all my Lucida files are.
 > I can sort out my PATH problem by adding
 > /usr/local/texlive/2017/bin/x86_64-linux using TeXworks
 > preferences, and then I get the same error (missing font
 > hlcrf8r). So if that's now a global problem, maybe I do want to
 > stick with the Debian version of TeXlive.
 > that it matches the one on my old (working) machine?

Unless you don't need the latest stuff unconditionally, it's
sufficient to stick with the Debian packages.  Most of the confusion
originated from that fact that you have two TeX installations at the
same time on your system.

TeXworks is a different thing.  For the time being it's more helpful
to run TeX from the command line until the Lucida problems are solved.

I suppose that Debian provided a pre-configured TeXworks but you
changed path in order to support /usr/local/texlive/2017.  The easiest
way to get back to the Debian defaults is to steal the TeXworks
configuration from your wife's machine.  I don't know why TeXworks
needs to be configured at all.  Emacs/AUCTeX just invokes the binaries
found in PATH.

 > Would it be sensible for me to rearrange the directory structure so
 > that it matches the one on my old (working) machine?

Don't know what you've changed.  It's most sensible to rearrange the
directory structure so that it matches the one originally provided by
Debian and redo the changes you've made to the config files.


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