[XeTeX] xelatex not working

Joshua Grauman jnfo at grauman.com
Wed Aug 9 19:59:32 CEST 2006

Ok, so I got past the xkeyval problem, and have another one ;)

This is my error:

fontspec.cfg loaded.
(./Hebrew3.aux) [1] (./Hebrew3.aux) )
(null) -> Hebrew3.pdf
** ERROR ** Unable to find TFM file "cmr10".

However, I have the file:


But, then again, I don't understand the TeX paths... Thanks again.


> Although not familiar at all with the TeX paths, I thought I'd at least
> throw in the clarification that I am not using TeX Live. The way I
> installed was to remove all traces of TeX on my Slackware 10.2 box, and
> then to install the latest version of teTeX 3.0. Then I had to upgrade
> fontconfig, then I installed XeTeX. I followed the "Quick Install" method
> for teTeX 3.0 which should be somewhat standard, I thought... Thanks again
> for all your work, don't know if this is helpful, but just in case...
> Josh
>> On 9 Aug 2006, at 5:36 pm, Ralf Stubner wrote:
>>> Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> writes:
>>>> However, I believe the precedence of DIST over LOCAL (where the xetex
>>>> additions currently end up) would still lead to the same problem.
>>> ACK. I just don't think it is very likely that DIST comes before LOCAL
>>> in the search order.
>> It seems to be OK in the current TL source repository, but I'm sure
>> I've seen them the other way round in some distro or other; I
>> remember being surprised by it.
>>>> Really, the main xkeyval in DIST needs to be updated.
>>> Indeed. And I assume that the next TeX Live will have an uptodate
>>> version.
>> Currently, it's new enough for fontspec but not the latest from CTAN;
>> care to check that it gets updated?
>>> Do you know to which extend package authors have been contacted about
>>> adding XeTeX support/detection to their packages?
>> No, I don't. This is something I haven't yet had time and energy to
>> pursue, but it should certainly be done for whatever packages have
>> engine/driver dependencies. In some cases (maybe geometry? crop?)
>> that have been discussed on the list, other users may have done this.
>> I don't generally use these things personally, so I'm not likely to
>> run across the issues until someone reports a problem!
>> JK
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