[texhax] Metafont failed for some reason on ptmb7t.864gf

Cristan Szmajda cls at cse.unsw.edu.au
Fri Jun 20 15:17:39 CEST 2003


I am having trouble with teTeX 2.0.2 which I just installed
from the binary package on FreeBSD 5.0.  With
\usepackage{times} I get an error message about the font
ptmb7t (pasted below).  The files
/usr/local/share/texmf/fonts/tfm/adobe/times/ptmb7t.tfm and
/usr/local/share/texmf/fonts/vf/adobe/times/ptmb7t.vf are

This seems to be similar to a question in tug-support
( http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tug-support/2003-March/001209.html )
which I can't find a satisfactory answer to.

Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.


This is dvips 5.76 Copyright 1997 Radical Eye Software (www.radicaleye.com)
' TeX output 2003.06.20:1345' -> acsac03.ps
- MakeTeXPK ptmb7t 864 600 magstep\(2.0\)
mf "\mode:=imagen; mag:=2*(magstep(2.0)); scrollmode; input ptmb7t" </dev/null
This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182 (Web2C 7.4.5)
kpathsea: Running mktexmf ptmb7t

! I can't find file `ptmb7t'.
<*> ...=2*(magstep(2.0)); scrollmode; input ptmb7t

Please type another input file name:
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...=2*(magstep(2.0)); scrollmode; input ptmb7t

Transcript written on mfput.log.
Metafont failed for some reason on ptmb7t.864gf
dvips: Font ptmb7t.864pk not found, characters will be left blank.
dvips: Can't open font metric file ptmb7t.tfm
dvips: I will use cmr10.tfm instead, so expect bad output.
dvips: ! I can't find cmr10.tfm; please reinstall me with proper paths


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