[OS X TeX] teTeX (Weirda + fink system-tetex) cannot build fonts

Ronald Florence ron at 18james.com
Fri Aug 30 17:28:28 CEST 2002

I'm new to Macs, from 14+ years with SunOS and Solaris.  I'm not sure 
if these problems are my goofs or fundamental misconfigurations in the 
packages I've installed.

To run LyX, I installed XDarwin, OroborOSX, Weirda's teTeX 
installation, the fink system-tetex placeholder, and xdvi from fink.  
All installed and configured without protest.  But when I run xdvi, it 
seems to search for fonts in the wrong trees, and hence cannot find the 
VFFONTS.  The result is that mktexpk does not build the needed fonts 
for xdvi.

As far as I can tell, it is searching in /var/tmp/texfonts instead of 
in /usr/local/teTeX/texmf and /usr/local/teTeX/texmf.local -- and I'm 

I'd welcome suggestions of how to get this right.  Thanks,

Ronald Florence			www.18james.com

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