[tex-live] Kpathsea cannot find mktex.opt

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Jul 9 09:51:23 CEST 2013

On Di, 09 Jul 2013, Élie Roux wrote:
> 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
> "

Of course. \m is replaced by m in the shell.

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

Yes it *has* to be quoted because it is *one* argument that should
be passed to mf.


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