[tex-live] Oops, forgot to attach file

George White aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca
Tue Sep 27 14:19:06 CEST 2005

Quoting Harriet B Borton <bortonh at rpi.edu>:

> Sorry, I was in a hurry to leave for an appointment, and I forgot to
> attach the file.
> Here it is now.
> Thanks to both of you for the replies. I'll digest them and write
> again tomorrow...

I also installed the 20050923 TL test on Windows XP Pro SP2, but haven't had
time for more than a few basic tests.  I did try "pdflatex symbols" for the 
newly updated symbols.tex (see below, note that you will need to use

My install experience was much the same as yours, and my log file is essentially
the same.  I changed the default install directory to c:\tl2005.0923, but
noticed that this change was not carried thru to some later menus, which still
expected to find files in c:\TeX.

WinEdt uses the registry to find the fptex installation (see TeXSystem.edt).  
The PC already had registry entries carried over from tl2003 (fptex).
For tl2004 I ran an install on linux, copied the tree, and manually edited the
registry to set the new top level directory.  The same approach seems to work 
for tl2005.  Does WinEdt have TeX Live support?

There is a conflict with XemTeX, which somehow finds 
  c:\Documents and Settings\<user>\.texlive2005 
(presumably via one of the registry settings).

I'm able to use pdftex and pdflatex, but there was a version conflict
with ghostscript (I have gs8.51 installed) with one of the font generation
commands.  I just replaced all the TeX Live gs bits with the 8.51 versions.


pdflatex symbols:
 textfm rsfs10 mktextfm: Running mf "\mode:=ljfour; mag:=1;
nonstopmode; input rsfs10" This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828
(Web2c 7.5.5)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf rsfs10 mktexmf: empty or non-existent
rootfile! ! I can't find file `rsfs10'. <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1;
nonstopmode; input rsfs10

Please type another input file name ! Emergency stop. <*>
...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input rsfs10

Transcript written on mfput.log. mktextfm: warning: can't open log
file rsfs10.log. mktextfm: `mf "\mode:=ljfour; mag:=1;
nonstopmode; input rsfs10"' failed. kpathsea: Appending font
creation commands to missfont.log.

! Font U/rsfs/m/n/10=rsfs10 at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM)
file not found . <to be read again>
l.4716 \Wf\mathscr{ABC}
                                & \pkgname{mathrsfs} \\

manually unpack rsfs.zip, try again:

Font yrcmex10 at 600 not found

kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600 --dpi 600
mktexmf: empty or non-existent rootfile!
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for yrcmex10.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

Warning: pdflatex.exe (file yrcmex10): Font yrcmex10 at 600 not found

The map file is:

yhcmex10 TeX-yhcmex10 <TeX-yhcmex10.pfb

Should this be:
yrcmex10 TeX-yhcmex10 <TeX-yhcmex10.pfb

George N. White III
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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