[OS X TeX] package cmex (?) on Texlive-2009

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Mar 21 01:48:02 CET 2010

On Mar 20, 2010, at 6:51 PM, Cecile Hebert wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am having difficulties compiling a latex file that used to work under a previous version.
> I am using texlive-2009 with TeXShop under Mac OS 10.6.
> I get the error message
> !pdfTeX error: /usr/texbin/pdflatex (file fmex8.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font f
> ile for reading
> ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
> indeed there is no fmex8.pbf in /usr/local/texlive
> while there is one in /usr/localgwTeX/texmf.texlive/fonts/type1/public/cmex/fmex8.pfb
> I could solve the problem by switching from texlive to gwTeX as a TeX distribution.
> I understood that this font is part of the cmex package but I could not find it in the list of the texlive package. Is there any good reason for that ?
> How can I get the file to compile with texlive ? I cannot compile using postcript files in gwTeX, I find it annoying if I have to swich between distribution depending on the file I am compiling
> Thank you for any help
> Cécile


Could you please provide a minimal  but compilable sample file that shows the problem? What font are you trying to use?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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