[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Package release. Bug fix.

Curtis Clifton curt.clifton at mac.com
Wed Dec 29 16:37:14 EST 2004

On Dec 29, 2004, at 1:26 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Curtis: could you send me your set of Fourier files? Since I don't 
> understand maths a non-disclosure agreement should not be needed (the 
> mathematician I know from the neighbour town works on cryptography)

Thanks for your persistence, Pete.   I uninstalled everything, verified 
that /usr/local/teTeX was gone, deleted the existing tex.ii2 file, and 
rebooted.  Then I opened tex.ii2 i-Package (from Utah, dated 2004/12/29 
16:59:32) and did an expert install.  The following sample document 
does not typeset correctly using pdflatex:



Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.


Every character maps to ".notdef" and the generated pdf just has small 
rectangles for each character.

Running `updmap --listmaps` shows that fourier.map is enabled.  The 
file pdftex.map exists and is a symlink to pdftex_ndl14.map, which also 
exists.  Running `sudo updmap` and `sudo texhash` does not help.

Pouring over the log file I see the following interesting line:
     Warning: pdflatex (file 8r.enc): cannot open encoding file for 

And here is an illuminating bit of terminal transcript:
[teTeX]$ kpsewhich 8r.enc
[teTeX]$ find . -name '8r.enc'
[teTeX]$ pwd
[teTeX]$ kpsewhich --show-path 8r.enc

It appears the 8r.enc exists but the tex search path is munged so the 
encoding file is not found under pdflatex.  Also note the the 
/usr/local/Build directory doesn't exist on my machine.

Furthermore, typesetting my sample file with latex instead of pdflatex 
does result in a usable dvi file.  However, running dvipdfm on this dvi 
file yields:

sample.dvi -> sample.pdf
Can't find encoding file: 8r

Output file removed.

I've read most of the kpathsea manual trying to understand what seems 
to be a path problem.  I'm at a loss for what else to try.


Curtis Clifton, PhD Candidate
Dept. of Computer Science, Iowa State University

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