[metapost] Unable to make mpx file. Btex and etex issue

ozhan fenerci o_fenerci at yahoo.com.tr
Fri Sep 3 14:07:40 CEST 2010

Dear List,

I am trying to learn metapost. I found a book which uses metapost extensively. I wanted to compile the a few example from it but I failed.

mpost works until it hits the line " label(btex{\small $c$} etex,(-15w,.5c));". Mpost gives the error like :

$mpost ch1.mp

This is MetaPost, version 1.208 (kpathsea version 5.0.0)
(./ch1.mp (./jh.mp (/usr/share/texmf-texlive/metapost/base/boxes.mp)
(/usr/share/texmf-texlive/metapost/base/texnum.mp))))fatal: Command failed: latex --parse-first-line --interaction=nonstopmode mp518785.tex; see mpxerr.log
>> ch1.mp
>> ch1.mpx
! Unable to make mpx file.
l.54     label(btex
                    {\small $c$} etex,(-15w,.5c));
Transcript written on ch1.log.

I don't know what have gone wrong but sometihing about "btex and etex" issue. I am using TexLive 2009/Debian. 


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