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Re: Font problems in Cygwin with 1.5.68

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: Font problems in Cygwin with 1.5.68
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 18:24:36 +0200

> Hi,
> I just tried to install the Windows version of Lilypond 1.5.68
> (doing a default installation from scratch). There's some
> problem with the teTeX installation, so dvips doesn't manage
> to create any PK font files, neither for cmr10 nor for feta20, 
> for example. The error message claims that it can't find mf.base.
> Could it be that tetex-tiny has become too tiny? The two tetex
> related packages that are installed by default are
> tetex-tiny and tetex-bin.

Having done some detective work, it appears that the culprit 
is a missing line in /usr/share/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf.

If you apply the attached patch, then 'texconfig init' which 
is run during the installation will automatically generate the 
desired mf.base file.


--- fmtutil.cnf~        Mon Jul 29 15:00:20 2002
+++ fmtutil.cnf Mon Jul 29 18:16:24 2002
@@ -26,6 +26,9 @@
 # The last part of "arguments" must be the name of the file to run
 # initex (or another "ini"-engine) on.
+# metafont and metapost:
+mf            mf        -              mf.ini
 # Standard formats (plain, latex) with all engines:
 tex           tex       -              tex.ini

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