[tex-live] Kpathsea cannot find mktex.opt

Élie Roux elie.roux at telecom-bretagne.eu
Mon Jul 8 11:41:44 CEST 2013

Sorry to come back to this again, but after the first problems, a new 
one appeared which is a problem in TeXLive 2013:

mktextfm has difficulties to pass the good arguments to mf-nowin, and it 
gives errors like

This is METAFONT, Version 2.718281 (TeX Live 2013)
kpathsea:make_tex: Invalid fontname `mode:=ljfour', contains ':'
! I can't find file `mode:=ljfour'.
<*> mode:=ljfour

I had to apply to following patch for it to work:

--- mktextfm.old	2013-07-08 11:32:11.000000000 +0200
+++ mktextfm	2013-07-08 11:38:16.000000000 +0200
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@

-  cmd="$MF \mode:=$MODE; mag:=$MAG; nonstopmode; input $NAME"
+  cmd="$MF \"\mode:=$MODE;mag:=$MAG;nonstopmode;\" input $NAME"

  echo "$progname: Running $cmd"

Does it seem appliable in TeXLive ?

Thank you,

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