Ulrike Fischer | 1 Feb 18:38 2010
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Re: MiKTeX 2.8 does not recognise Lucida fonts using DVIPS?


am Donnerstag, 21. Januar 2010 um 10:38 schrieb barney schwartz:

> Under MiKTeX 2.7 following the instructions from TUG.org Lucida installs and
> works fine. No problems with DVIPS maps. However under 2.8 no matter what I
> try, I get errors. DVIPS cannot find .pfb files.  Yes I did updmap and yes I
> did update fndb more than once and yes I did rebuild all formats.

Make a small document which use the fonts and run it with pdflatex.
(Yes I mean pdflatex). If it fails too: sent the log-file.

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Shawn Way | 1 Feb 20:08 2010

Installation of Miktex 2.8.3553 on a windows 2000 machine crashs.

Machine info:

Windows 2000 5.00.2195 SP3
1 GB Ram

Error:

Copying "C:\Documents and Settings\sway\Local Settings\Application 
Data\MiKTeX\2.8\pdftex\config\pdftex_dl14.map"
     to "C:\Documents and Settings\sway\Local Settings\Application 
Data\MiKTeX\2.8\pdftex\config\pdftex.map"...
C:/WINNT/Fonts: fc-cache.EXE: Windows API error 1004: Invalid flags. 
mkfntmap.EXE: The operation failed for some reason.
mkfntmap.EXE: Data: c:\texmf\miktex\bin\fc-cache.EXE
initexmf.exe: The operation failed for some reason.
initexmf.exe: Data: c:\texmf\miktex\bin\mkfntmap.EXE

Error: The operation failed for some reason.

This error occurs under both local and net installation as well as for all 
users and single user.  Also, the MikTex trace gives the following:

[1820] 46 [fc-cache.core]: initializing MiKTeX core library version 
2.8.3553
[1820] 46 [fc-cache.core]: operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000 Server 
Service Pack 3 (build 2195)
[1820] 46 [fc-cache.core]: program file: c:\texmf\miktex\bin\fc-cache.EXE
[1820] 46 [fc-cache.core]: session locale: English_United States.1252
[1820] 46 [fc-cache.core]: [MPM]AutoInstall => null
[1820] 46 [fc-cache.core]: [MPM]AutoAdmin => null
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Tom Backer Johnsen | 3 Feb 17:02 2010
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MikTeX, Windows in a Parallels virtual machine on MacBook

In summary:  I am unable to install the "Basic miktex 2.8" on Windows 
(both 7 and NT) running in a Parallells virtual machine on a MacBook Pro.

Some reflections on what had happened lead me to think that there are 
than more sources of errrors here.  One is the download itself, which 
seems to break down easily, leading to an incomplete download.  This is 
on what I regard as a very good connection at my office at my university 
(Bergen, Norway), one which has never given any problems before.  In 
other words, I do have a problem with the downloads from the MikTeX 
mirrors to the Mac.  In order to eliminate possible problems there, I 
downloaded the file to a different machine (my Windows
web server), transferred the file to a memory stick, and attempted to 
install the file on the Mac from the memory stick.  I started the 
install program on the Mac from the same file on the memory stick three 
times.  The install broke down at different places, but each time with 
the same error, "Windows API error 2: The system cannot find the file 
specified":

First time: miktex-dict-english.tpm
Second: miktex-omega-bin-2.8.tpm
Third: miktex-bin-2.8.tpm

In other words, the error is variable.  Thinking that the connection to 
the memory stick itself might be a problem, I then copied the install 
file to a file in the virtual machine, and then got the same message, 
but referring to a still different file: miktex-hunspell-bin-2.8.tpm.  A 
second attempt from this install file gave the same error as the first 
attempt above.  Strange.

I am way out of my depth here, but could it be that the machine is 
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Shawn Way | 3 Feb 19:41 2010

Re: MikTeX, Windows in a Parallels virtual machine on MacBook

I was able to solve most of my issues by downloading the packages separate 
from the installation into a local installation directory.  Then I was 
able to use the net installer to finish the installation by pointing to 
the local installation directory.

Good Luck!

Thank you kindly,

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Benoit RIVET | 3 Feb 21:08 2010
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Re: MikTeX, Windows in a Parallels virtual machine on MacBook

Le 3 févr. 2010 à 17:02, Tom Backer Johnsen a écrit :

> In summary:  I am unable to install the "Basic miktex 2.8" on Windows 
> (both 7 and NT) running in a Parallells virtual machine on a MacBook Pro.

May I suggest you to try and use MacTex http://www.tug.org/mactex/ in order to get rid of using windows in
Parallels (or install and boot with windows). There's no point booting with Mac OS X if you keep using
windows programs in a virtual machine when you have a native software performing the exact same task.

Benoît RIVET

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Joseph Wright | 3 Feb 21:22 2010
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Re: MikTeX, Windows in a Parallels virtual machine on MacBook

On 03/02/2010 20:08, Benoit RIVET wrote:
> Le 3 févr. 2010 à 17:02, Tom Backer Johnsen a écrit :
>
>> In summary:  I am unable to install the "Basic miktex 2.8" on Windows
>> (both 7 and NT) running in a Parallells virtual machine on a MacBook Pro.
>
> May I suggest you to try and use MacTex http://www.tug.org/mactex/ in order to get rid of using windows in
Parallels (or install and boot with windows). There's no point booting with Mac OS X if you keep using
windows programs in a virtual machine when you have a native software performing the exact same task.
>
> Benoît RIVET

Sorry to disagree, but there is a point to this. I have a Mac at least 
in part so that I can run tests on the Mac, on Linux and on Windows. So 
I have MacTeX 2009, MiKTeX 2.8 and TeX Live 2007 (Ubuntu packaging) 
installed for testing purposes.
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Tom Backer Johnsen | 3 Feb 23:39 2010
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Re: MikTeX, Windows in a Parallels virtual machine on MacBook

That sounds as it might be achievable.  But is it possible to give some 
more detail?  One of the big advantages of MikTeX is that it may be 
configured to install any missing packages more or less on the fly.   
The basic question is then:  What is the minimum installation that can 
do that and how do you put it together?  I have only used "packaged" 
installations before (like the basic installation), and are fairly ignorant.

Tom

Shawn Way wrote:
> I was able to solve most of my issues by downloading the packages separate 
> from the installation into a local installation directory.  Then I was 
> able to use the net installer to finish the installation by pointing to 
> the local installation directory.
>
> Good Luck!
>
>
> Thank you kindly,
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> Shawn Way, PE
> MECO, Inc.
> (p) 281-276-7612
> (f)  281-313-0248
>
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Tom Backer Johnsen | 3 Feb 23:47 2010
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Re: MikTeX, Windows in a Parallels virtual machine on MacBook

Well, I have done so, and I so far find that it is a non-trivial task 
for a newbie in respect to MacOSX to install a needed package for MacTex 
(TexLive) which is not included in the standard installation, e.g. 
floatflt.  My head is getting sore from all the scratching.  So, for me 
it seems that the MikTex path is more productive.  I then assume that 
there is no MikTeX version for the Mac readily available.

Tom

Benoit RIVET wrote:
> Le 3 févr. 2010 à 17:02, Tom Backer Johnsen a écrit :
>
>   
>> In summary:  I am unable to install the "Basic miktex 2.8" on Windows 
>> (both 7 and NT) running in a Parallells virtual machine on a MacBook Pro.
>>     
>
> May I suggest you to try and use MacTex http://www.tug.org/mactex/ in order to get rid of using windows in
Parallels (or install and boot with windows). There's no point booting with Mac OS X if you keep using
windows programs in a virtual machine when you have a native software performing the exact same task.
>
> Benoît RIVET
>
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Tom Backer Johnsen | 3 Feb 23:50 2010
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Re: MikTeX, Windows in a Parallels virtual machine on MacBook

Hmm.  Thas is an interesting path, I have Ubuntu installed, maybe I 
should try that?  Stupid if its tricky when using the beautiful Mac, but 
nevertheless ...

Tom

Joseph Wright wrote:
> On 03/02/2010 20:08, Benoit RIVET wrote:
>   
>> Le 3 févr. 2010 à 17:02, Tom Backer Johnsen a écrit :
>>
>>     
>>> In summary:  I am unable to install the "Basic miktex 2.8" on Windows
>>> (both 7 and NT) running in a Parallells virtual machine on a MacBook Pro.
>>>       
>> May I suggest you to try and use MacTex http://www.tug.org/mactex/ in order to get rid of using windows in
Parallels (or install and boot with windows). There's no point booting with Mac OS X if you keep using
windows programs in a virtual machine when you have a native software performing the exact same task.
>>
>> Benoît RIVET
>>     
>
> Sorry to disagree, but there is a point to this. I have a Mac at least 
> in part so that I can run tests on the Mac, on Linux and on Windows. So 
> I have MacTeX 2009, MiKTeX 2.8 and TeX Live 2007 (Ubuntu packaging) 
> installed for testing purposes.
>   

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Benoit RIVET | 4 Feb 14:08 2010
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Re: MikTeX, Windows in a Parallels virtual machine on MacBook

Le 3 févr. 2010 à 23:47, Tom Backer Johnsen a écrit :

> Well, I have done so, and I so far find that it is a non-trivial task 
> for a newbie in respect to MacOSX to install a needed package for MacTex 
> (TexLive) which is not included in the standard installation, e.g. 
> floatflt.  My head is getting sore from all the scratching.  So, for me 
> it seems that the MikTex path is more productive.  I then assume that 
> there is no MikTeX version for the Mac readily available.

If you're stuck with such a trivial question, you better ask it in the appropriate place. There is an active
mailing list to which you may subscribe : http://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex You
will find there all the help you need (and you're allowed to complain about the fact that floatflt is one the
rare packages not included in the TexLive package Manager, although it seems to be free enough).

Here a three step way to install floatflt for MacTex:

1. Go to the Tex Catalogue online http://texcatalogue.sarovar.org/entries/floatflt.html (or your
favourite CTAN server) and download floatflt,
2. Read the README file and run
	latex floatflt.ins
   in the unzipped folder,
3. Install the folder in ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/  (creating the appropriate folders if needed) ,
where ~/ stands for /Users/your-user-account. You can now use floatflt with MacTex; with just a slight
problem : this is restricted to your account.

A better solution is to install it in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local according to the TDS (and invoking
'sudo texhash' in the terminal to update the file name database). Files installed this way are available
to all accounts on your machine.

/usr/local/ is not directly available from the Finder, and you have to use the menu item Go->Go to Folder and
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