[tex-k] mktexpk broken, pdftex PK flaw

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sat Nov 12 05:26:45 CET 2005

> Font metrics written on cmr10.tfm.
> Output written on cmr10.1200gf (128 characters, 46148 bytes).
> Transcript written on cmr10.log.
> mktexpk: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfzzz; mag:=1.0; nonstopmode;
> input cmr10' failed to make cmr10.600pk.

mktexpk is expecting cmr10.600pk, because $TEXMFMAIN/web2c/mktex.opt sets
  : ${DPI=600}
I guess that the right setting would be
  : ${DPI=$BDPI}


> The solution was here to add always a correct pdfpkresolution to the
> pdftexconfig.tex. People without this setting are lost, even with a
> perfect default environment by mktex.cnf.

Well, that's the disadvantage of dropping pdftex's config file. In that
file, it was perfectly possible to change the pk resolution and it was
less likely that the setting there was not used, e.g. by people/programs
who have their own idea of format generation.


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