[metapost] A Newbie question

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Nov 28 09:42:23 CET 2004

On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 19:47:42 -0500
jhvargas at utp.edu.co wrote:

> Hi all.
> Sorry, I have  a problem using metapost and hope someone help me.
> When I run a metapost file that include a btex ... etex section the 
> system send a message "unable to make mpx file".  I don´t know how to
> "manually" use mptotex  etc.  What must I do?  How configure the system? 

You should look in the file that the metapost error message mentions as
"may contain extra information" (probably mpxerr.log). In that file,
you can usually see quite clearly why the TeX run failed.

Greetings, Taco

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