[OS X TeX] mktexpk error

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Jan 17 03:34:35 EST 2008

Le 17 janv. 08 à 00:33, academic a écrit :

> When I try to typeset one of my tex files using pdflatex (Version  
> 3.141592-1.21a-2.2), mktexpk gives me error
> messages such as the one I attach to in the end of this email.  I  
> have tried to resolve this problem, and I can't find an
> answer yet -- why it says "Mismatched"?  Isn't ljfour supposed to be  
> 600 dpi?
> [...]
> ====sample error message====
> </usr/local/share/texmf/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmr10.pfb>kpathsea:  
> Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag
> 1+120/600 --dpi 720 xipasl10
> mktexpk: Mismatched mode ljfour and resolution 600; ignoring mode.
> mktexpk: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour;  
> mag:=1+120/600; nonstopmode; input xipasl10
> This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.4)
> (Fatal base file error; I'm stymied)
> grep: xipasl10.log: No such file or directory
> mktexpk: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1+120/600;  
> nonstopmode; input xipasl10' failed to make
> xipasl10.720pk.

You seem to have a non-standard TeX on Mac setup. With a standard  
MacTeX install:

- Files would live in /usr/local/texlive/2007/ not /usr/local/share/.

- xipasl10 would already be available as a PostScript font, no need  
for pdfLaTeX to run mktexpk.

Here's what I get:

theo9mc182:~ bvoisin$ kpsewhich cmr10.pfb
theo9mc182:~ bvoisin$ kpsewhich xipasl10.tfm
theo9mc182:~ bvoisin$ kpsewhich xipasl10.pfb

Bruno Voisin

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