[tex-live] TeXLive build hangs if scheme-basic and collection-latexrecommended is already installed on the system

Jindrich Novy jindranovy at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 11:16:09 CET 2010

Hi all,

I'm experiencing this behaviour for at least few weeks back. The latest
TeXLive build hangs with:

kpathsea: Running mktextfm ptmr7t
/usr/share/texlive/texmf-config/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source
abbreviation  for ptmr7t.
/usr/share/texlive/texmf-config/web2c/mktexnam: Need to update ?
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode;
input ptmr7t
This is METAFONT, Version 2.718281 (Web2C 2009)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf ptmr7t

! I can't find file `ptmr7t'.
<*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ptmr7t

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ptmr7t

Transcript written on mfput.log.
grep: ptmr7t.log: No such file or directory
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input
ptmr7t' failed to make ptmr7t.tfm.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

! Font OT1/ptm/m/n/10=ptmr7t at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not
<to be read again>
l.27 \begin{document}

? ! Interruption.
extract at font ...ont font at name external at font relax
                                                  font at name relax csname
f at e...
l.27 \begin{document}


when collection-latexrecommended and scheme-basic is already installed on
the system. Removing the whole TeXLive and building it again fixes the
issue. It is very annoying. It seems that obsoleted "times" package is at
fault here. Are there any plans to remove/modify this package so that TeX
Live builds smoothly again?

Thanks for any help,
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