[tex-live] ! I can't find file `ptmr7t'.

John Spiesberger johnsr at sas.upenn.edu
Wed Jun 2 14:13:12 CEST 2010


I installed Fedora 13 this week, and used yum to install texlive.
When using texlive, it is unable to work even with a simple file,  
try.tex, such as:

       \title{Brief Article}
       \author{The Author}
       This is a test!

The error appears when I type latex try.tex

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.11-beta (Web2C 2010/pretest)
  restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2009/09/24>
Babel <v3.8l> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax,  
dumylang, noh
yphenation, loaded.
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/psnfss/times.sty) (./try.aux)
kpathsea: Running mktextfm ptmr7t
/usr/share/texlive/texmf-config/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source  
abbreviation  for ptmr7t.
/usr/share/texlive/texmf-config/web2c/mktexnam: Need to update ?
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1;  
nonstopmode; input ptmr7t
This is METAFONT, Version 2.718281 (Web2C 2010/pretest)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf ptmr7t
! I can't find file `ptmr7t'.
<*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ptmr7t

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ptmr7t

Transcript written on mfput.log.
grep: ptmr7t.log: No such file or directory
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode;  
input ptmr7t' failed to make ptmr7t.tfm.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

! Font OT1/ptm/m/n/10=ptmr7t at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file  
not foun
<to be read again>
l.5       \begin{document}


I found similar problems on the web, and tried the solution from

but that did not work either!

Thank you!


John Spiesberger
Scientific Innovations, Inc.
Department of Earth and Environmental Science
University of Pennsylvania

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