[OS X TeX] TeXLife07 and Calligra

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Feb 16 09:22:35 EST 2007

On Feb 16, 2007, at 8:03 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 16 févr. 07 à 14:32, Christian Burk a écrit :
>> Since I am using TL07 my dedication typeset in calligra was not a  
>> problem. Today I was typesetting my document and the dedication is  
>> not set.
>> The console tells me the following:
>> -----
>> kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+395/600 -- 
>> dpi 995 callig15
>> mkdir: ././.texlive2007: Permission denied
>> mktexpk: mktexdir /.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/public/ 
>> calligra failed.
>> kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
>> -----
>> What did happen to that font and how could I get it typeset as  
>> before?
> Normally I think TeX Live 2007 is attempting to generate PK  
> (bitmap) fonts on-the-fly (when they are requested while running  
> pdfTeX or TeX and Ghostcript) in the directory ~/.texlive2007  
> within your home directory. It seems from your log that it has  
> attmpted to generate this directory at the root level of your hard  
> drive, namely /.texlive2007 instead of ~/.texlive2007, right? That  
> would create a permission problem, and yield the message you got.
> How did you run TeX? Directly from your home directory? Did your  
> run it from the command-line, and if so did your use sudo?
> The same does not happen I think with gwTeX, which AFAIK generates  
> such files inside /var/tmp/texfonts.
> Bruno Voisin


In gwTeX the texmf.cnf file contains

% Where generated fonts may be written.  This tree is used when the  
% were found in a system tree and either that tree wasn't writable,  
or the
% varfonts feature was enabled in MT_FEATURES in mktex.cnf.
VARTEXFONTS = /var/tmp/texfonts

I suspect that TL07 uses a similar mechanism and you should change  
that variable in texmf.cnf (or whatever it's called in TL07) to a  
writeable directory (the one used by gwTeX or the one under ~ that  
Peter Dybala suggested.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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