[OS X TeX] Font problem

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Dec 9 21:12:51 CET 2009

On Dec 9, 2009, at 1:39 PM, Peter Pagin wrote:

> Hello list,
> I have run into a problem using the fourier font package with TeXLive 2009. The file typesets fine with TeXLive 2008, but using the 2009 distribution, I get the following message
> ---------------------------------
> 27] (./vagdom3.aux)
> kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 0+331/600 --dpi 331 fourier-ms
> mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for fourier-ms.
> /usr/texbin/mktexpk: line 266: /bin/rm: Permission denied
> kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
> )
> (see the transcript file for additional information)pdfTeX warning (dest): name
> {resc} has been referenced but does not exist, replaced by a fixed one
> ---------------------------------
> There is then a fatal error. 
> The font files seem to be where they should. I have tried updmas-sys (also with --syncwithtrees), but see no change in the typesetting. Several other font packages show similar behavior. It does work with Computer Modern and with Times, for instance.
> Any suggestion?
> Peter


This seems strange... Did you install the complete MacTeX(TeX Live)-2009 or the Basic distribution?

You shouldn't need to but the command you'd need is

sudo updmap-sys

not just


same with the --syncwithtrees option.

The tfm file shoul be


and the pfb file 


which is where it is on my MacTeX(TeX Live)-2009 distribution.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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