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Re: texmf packages ready

Guy Worthington <> writes:
[cc: cygwin]

> Thankyou for providing the texmf packages.  'Just downloaded the base,
> doc and extra packages using your setup.ini (and Cygwin's setup.exe).
> The only trouble I had was my internet connection dropping out.  If it
> is possible, can the released packages be split into smaller sizes
> (say ~4MegaBytes)?

That's not easily possible, as far as I know.  However, the texmf-tiny
package (~1.8MB) is available as a minimal-download option.

If you keep having trouble with this, try using wget (now in contrib)
to download the files by hand.  Wget can continue downloading
partially downloaded files (-c switch).

Hmm, what does setup.exe do with partly downloaded tarballs?

> Your script, ran to completion, generating the plain,
> and latex format files for tex, etex and pdfetex. Running
>   latex sample2e
> generated a good .dvi file.

Ah, good.

> Running dvips on sample2e.dvi, gave errors such as
> mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/share/texmf/fonts/pk/ljfour' permission denied

That's not good.  What is your $VARTEXFONTS set to?  Could you try:

       echo $VARTEXFONTS
       VARTEXFONTS=$HOME/texmf dvips -o sample2e.dvi

> One final observation, I use fpTeX on windows which sets the
> environment variable TEXMFCNF, within bash I reset this with command
>   export TEXMFCNF=/usr/share/texmf/web2c
> Is this correct?, or should I be pointing to another directory.

Yes, this should be ok; although unsetting it:

    unset TEXMFCNF

should also work.  Any other variables that get set by fpTeX?

Thanks for your report,

Jan Nieuwenhuizen <> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter       |

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