[tex-live] Kpathsea cannot find mktex.opt

Élie Roux elie.roux at telecom-bretagne.eu
Tue Jul 9 09:40:10 CEST 2013

> All the text \mode...$NAME is input to mf.  It doesn't make sense to me
> to quote part of it.

Hi Karl,

In fact, even in a bash terminal, if I try

mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input Cardine.mf

it fails with

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


mf-nowin -progname=mf "\mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode;" input Cardine.mf

works very fine...

So I believe it should be quoted... But maybe it depends on the shell 
you have...

Thank you!

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