Bug 1476585 - pandoc font required for PDF conversion not found (cmr10 TFM)
pandoc font required for PDF conversion not found (cmr10 TFM)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texlive (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tom "spot" Callaway
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: 1479750 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2017-07-30 09:16 EDT by Sam Tuke
Modified: 2018-05-29 07:40 EDT (History)
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Description Sam Tuke 2017-07-30 09:16:10 EDT
Description of problem:

Using pandoc to convert (at least) txt or markdown files to PDF fails due to the default selected font being unfound. All such conversions to PDF fail therefore. The font in question is cmr10, and should be provided by texlive-cm-super. However even with the package (and font) installed with the following files, the TFM version of the font is not found by pandoc:


Error printed by pandoc during conversion is:

    `! Font OT1/cmr/m/n/10=cmr10 at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found
    <to be read again> 
    l.54 \normalsize
    pandoc: Error producing PDF`

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install pandoc, texlive-cm-super, and pdflatex (texlive-latex-bin-bin)
2. Create a textfile (.txt) and run `pandoc filename.txt -o output.pdf
3. Observe error

Actual results:

File conversion fails

Expected results:

File conversion produces new PDF file with contents from input txt or md file.
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2017-07-31 13:02:46 EDT
Thanks for the report.

Is this a pandoc issue?
Comment 2 Sam Tuke 2017-07-31 14:13:30 EDT
I'm not sure. Presumably pandoc config determines the default font to use for such conversions, and that font should always be available. In any case, the problem was discovered via usage of pandoc. I do not use, and have not tried pdflatex or texlive directly. I leave the categorisation to someone better informed.
Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2017-08-09 08:46:57 EDT
*** Bug 1479750 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2017-08-09 08:48:18 EDT
Okay I will try to find time to investigate but if the font is installed
it sounds like a regression in the font package to me: I am happy to add
requires to the package if that helps though.
Comment 5 Basil Eric Rabi 2017-11-18 19:24:49 EST
Seems this issue is fixed in F27.
Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2017-11-19 01:48:54 EST
Okay, I would still like to understand the issue with F26.
Comment 7 Jens Petersen 2017-11-19 01:50:54 EST
But it sounds like a texlive issue.
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