[NTG-context] TEXMFMAIN problem in gwTeX (font installation)
ville.voipio at kpatents.com
Fri Apr 29 15:03:34 CEST 2005
I have spent some very interesting time trying to install the TeXlive
fonts by using texfont type-tmf.dat. What happened was that a lot of
complaints about "unknown subpath ../afm/public/urw" were given even
though the path should have been there. This is a known problem, has
been on several mailing lists, as well.
After a lot of thinking it became clear that texfont was really unable
to find any font files. By browsing through the texfont.pl, the reason
became evident: In gwTeX the root variables are:
TEXMFMAIN = /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf
TEXMFTE = /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex
The problem here is that all the TeXlive fonts (and almost everthing
else) is really in the TEXMFTE tree.
My quick'n'dirty was to make new file type-tmf-gwtex.dat by replacing
all occurrences of TEXMFMAIN by TEXMFTE. Running that one in batch mode
Problem solved -- this time. But the solution is not a beautiful one.
Could someone suggest something cleaner? Or has this been solved already
(I tried googling after the answer without success)?
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