[tex-k] mktextfm error: failed to make TFM file

dmitry.buchnev at gmail.com dmitry.buchnev at gmail.com
Fri Nov 24 14:28:38 CET 2023

I'm writing you because this email is shown in the "mktextfm --help" 
command output.
I've posted my question on the tex.stackexchange.com website already.
The link to my question is:


Despite of the question publication on the tex.stackexchange.com I 
would duplicate it here:
I've just installed *texlive-full* AUR package (version 2023.20230620) 
on my Manjaro Gnome Vulcan 23.1.0 computer. When I try to compile 
previously downloaded (and working) complicated latex project the 
compiler runs *mktextfm* font utility: *mktextfm larm1440* and I get an 
error message like this:
*This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828182 (TeX Live 2023) (preloaded 
(Fatal base file error; I'm stymied)
grep: larm1440.log: No such file or directory
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; ; nonstopmode; 
input larm1440' failed to make larm1440.tfm.*
I've googled for a several hours to find out the origin of this problem 
with no result. What may cause this error? What should I do to resolve 

If additional information concerning my system or tex package or this 
latex project is needed I gonna provide it of course.


I would be really pleased if you could help me to solve this problem.

Thank you!

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