[tlbuild] xetex problem on OpenSolaris

Apostolos Syropoulos asyropoulos at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 12:37:30 CEST 2009

Hello Jonathan,

I have tried fontconfig-2.7.0 but the problem persists|:
apostolo at nadya>> xetex --version
XeTeX 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.0 (TeX Live 2009)
kpathsea version 5.0.0
Copyright 2009 SIL International and Jonathan Kew.
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
covered by the terms of both the XeTeX copyright and
the Lesser GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file
named COPYING and the XeTeX source.
Primary author of XeTeX: Jonathan Kew.
Compiled with ICU version 3.8.1 [with modifications for XeTeX]
Compiled with zlib version 1.2.3; using 1.2.3
Compiled with FreeType2 version 2.3.9; using 2.3.9
Compiled with fontconfig version 2.7.0; using 2.7.0
Compiled with libpng version 1.2.38; using 1.2.38
Compiled with xpdf version 3.02pl3

This is an indication that this is a XeTeX problem, but then one cannot be


2009/8/7 Apostolos Syropoulos <asyropoulos at gmail.com>

> 2009/8/6 Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com>
> On 6 Aug 2009, at 21:47, Apostolos Syropoulos wrote:
>>   Hello,
>>>  Today I discovered that xetex does not run on the latest version of
>>> OpenSolaris. I have recompiled the
>>> whole tree but the problem persists. In particular, when I try to process
>>> a simple file I get the following error:
>>> (./test.aux)kpathsea: Invalid fontname `Minion Pro', contains ' '
>>> ! Font \zf at basefont="Minion Pro" at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM)
>>> file or installed font not found.
>>> \zf at fontspec ...ntname \zf at suffix " at \f at size pt
>>>                                                  \unless \ifzf at icu\zf at set
>>> @...
>>> l.5 ...ping=tex-text,Ligatures=Common]{Minion Pro}
>>> I am almost sure that this is fontconfig related bug/issue whatever but I
>>> do not know a workaround.
>> Clearly, it's not finding the font. Have you checked that fontconfig knows
>> about Minion Pro on that machine? What does
>>  fc-list | grep Minion
>> report?
> It finds the font and that is very strange:
> apostolo at nadya>> fc-list | grep Minion
> Minion Pro:style=Bold Italic
> Minion Pro,Minion Pro SmBd:style=Semibold,Regular
> Minion Pro:style=Regular
> Minion Pro,Minion Pro Cond:style=Cond Italic,Italic
> Minion Pro,Minion Pro SmBd Cond:style=Semibold Cond Italic,Italic
> Minion Pro,Minion Pro Cond:style=Cond,Regular
> Minion Pro:style=Italic
> Minion Pro,Minion Pro SmBd Cond:style=Semibold Cond,Regular
> Minion Pro:style=Bold
> Minion Pro,Minion Pro Cond:style=Bold Cond,Bold
> Minion Pro,Minion Pro Cond:style=Bold Cond Italic,Bold Italic
> Minion Pro,Minion Pro SmBd:style=Semibold Italic,Italic
> A.S.
> --
> Apostolos Syropoulos
> Xanthi, GREECE

Apostolos Syropoulos
Xanthi, GREECE
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