[OS X TeX] Beamer problems - mktexmf?
Axel E. Retif
axel.retif at mac.com
Wed May 7 10:51:49 CEST 2008
On 6 May, 2008, at 12:54, Jo Willmott wrote:
> I have just set up a new Mac with MacTex 2007. I've previously been
> on a PC, using MikTex. I've transferred across my files and am
> having some problems. I've tried looking for answers but am not
> finding any, so wonder if any of you can help.
> The main problem has to do with Beamer. It is having difficulty
> with various fonts, mainly large or italic Greek fonts and also
> certain symbols (eg \XSolidBrush).
Can you provide a minimal non-working example, so we can test it?
Your preamble and one frame would be enough.
> I found this fix, but it seems only to apply to Windows users.
> The Windows TeX programs do not invoke mktexmf by default. Thus,
> for instance, the lh fonts to support Cyrillic will not be found.
> One workaround is to make these settings in your texmf.cnf
> (kpsewhich texmf.cnf should find the file, and searching for
> MKTEXMF will find the section; some commented-out assignments are
> MKTEXPK = 1
> MKTEXMF = 1
> MKTEXTFM = 1
> MKTEXFMT = 1
> I searched for the file (texmf.cnf), but can't find it (using
> Terminal locate).
Your locate database hasn't been built yet (at least up to OS X 10.4,
it builds on Saturdays at 03:15, provided, of course, your machine is
Now ---I **definitely wouldn't change** texmf.cnf, but you can find
find /usr/local/texlive -name texmf.cnf
In Terminal.app try `` man find '' and `` texdoc kpathsea ''.
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