[OS X TeX] Trouble with Cyrillic on new Mac Pro

David Derbes loki at uchicago.edu
Sun Feb 3 08:11:56 EST 2008

Hi, all.

I have just begun to set up a new Mac Pro, and of course nearly the  
first thing I did was install Mac TeX. Unfortunately, I have hit a  
snag. I enclose the relevant bit (that my old desktop handled no  
problem.) I am attempting to typeset some Cyrillic, and have left that  
out, because the problem occurs even with this snippet:





Here is the console's output:

This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
  \write18 enabled.
  %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2005/12/01>
Babel <v3.8h> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax,  
dumylang, noh
yphenation, arabic, basque, bulgarian, coptic, welsh, czech, slovak,  
german, ng
erman, danish, esperanto, spanish, catalan, galician, estonian, farsi,  
  french, greek, monogreek, ancientgreek, croatian, hungarian,  
interlingua, ibyc
us, indonesian, icelandic, italian, latin, mongolian, dutch, norsk,  
polish, por
tuguese, pinyin, romanian, russian, slovenian, uppersorbian, serbian,  
turkish, ukenglish, ukrainian, loaded.
Document Class: article 2005/09/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
t2acmr.fd)kpathsea: Running mktextfm larm1095
mkdir: ././Users/derbes/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/tfm: Permission  
mktextfm: mktexdir /Users/derbes/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/tfm/lh/ 
lh-t2a failed.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

! Font T2A/cmr/m/n/10.95=larm1095 at 10.95pt not loadable: Metric  
(TFM) file no
t found.
<to be read again>
l.100 \fontencoding\encodingdefault\selectfont

) (/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/inputenc.sty
(./verbs_of_motion_2.aux) [1] (./verbs_of_motion_2.aux) )
Output written on verbs_of_motion_2.pdf (1 page, 895 bytes).
Transcript written on verbs_of_motion_2.log.

The output is blank. The problem seems to be the line


I have no idea why the permission is bad. I've repaired permissions  
with Disk Utility. I assume if I invoke sudo in some fashion it will  
fix this problem, but I've no idea how to do it from Terminal.

Grateful for any assistance, and thanks in advance.

David Derbes
U of Chicago Laboratory Schools

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