Bug 208539 - xdvi tries to regenerate all txfonts every time since the last update
 Summary: xdvi tries to regenerate all txfonts every time since the last update
 Status: Product: CLOSED RAWHIDE Aliases: None Fedora Fedora tetex (Show other bugs) --- 5 i686 Linux medium Severity medium --- Target Release: --- Jindrich Novy David Lawrence bzcl34nup Show dependency tree / graph

 Reported: 2006-09-29 05:31 EDT by David Jansen 2013-07-02 19:17 EDT (History) 2 users (show) pknirsch triage Bug Fix --- 2008-04-04 08:10:45 EDT --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

 David Jansen 2006-09-29 05:31:05 EDT Description of problem: Every time(*) xdvi is run, it thinks it needs to regenerate all pk font files used in the dvi file, which takes quite some time, and generates error messages about the file already existing, and permission denied messages on /var/lib/texmf/ls-R (*) it seems to depend on the fonts used in the document; it can certainly be reproduced if the latex file includes txfonts (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/txfonts/txfonts.sty from the tetex-latex package) Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): tetex-3.0-20.FC5, tetex-xdvi-3.0-20.FC5, tetex-latex-3.0-20.FC5 How reproducible: always when running xdvi on a file that contains fonts from txfonts (and maybe others) since the upgrade to 3.0-20.FC5 Steps to Reproduce: 1. run latex (or tex) + xdvi on a file Actual results: kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 300 --mag 0+270/300 --dpi 270 txsy mktexpk: /var/lib/texmf/pk/modeless/public/txfonts/txsy.270pk already exists. /usr/share/texmf/web2c/mktexupd: /var/lib/texmf/ls-R unwritable. (and so on, for every font) Expected results: xdvi should be able to re-use preexisting font files, and generate new ones just once, and set proper permissions on generated files such that all users can use these fonts. Additional info: the problem doesn't occur with every font family, I have only managed to reproduce it so far using txfonts.sty Jindrich Novy 2006-09-29 07:31:30 EDT The latest FC5 update is tetex-3.0-29.fc5, could you please try to reproduce it again with this version a report back? Thanks. David Jansen 2006-09-29 08:28:46 EDT Ok, done that, and the problem is still there. Here's a very simple file to test with: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{txfonts} \begin{document} test document \end{document} And here the output: $latex txfonts-test.tex This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4) entering extended mode (./txfonts-test.tex LaTeX2e <2003/12/01> Babel and hyphenation patterns for american, french, german, ngerman, b ahasa, basque, bulgarian, catalan, croatian, czech, danish, dutch, esperanto, e stonian, finnish, greek, icelandic, irish, italian, latin, magyar, norsk, polis h, portuges, romanian, russian, serbian, slovak, slovene, spanish, swedish, tur kish, ukrainian, nohyphenation, loaded. (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/article.cls Document Class: article 2004/02/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/size10.clo)) (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/txfonts/txfonts.sty) (./txfonts-test.aux) (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/txfonts/omltxmi.fd) (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/txfonts/omstxsy.fd) (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/txfonts/omxtxex.fd) (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/txfonts/utxexa.fd) (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/txfonts/ot1txr.fd) [1] (./txfonts-test.aux) ) Output written on txfonts-test.dvi (1 page, 224 bytes). Transcript written on txfonts-test.log.$ xdvi txfonts-test.dvi kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 300 --mag 1+0/300 --dpi 300 rtxptmr mktexpk: /var/lib/texmf/pk/modeless/public/txfonts/rtxptmr.300pk already exists./usr/share/texmf/web2c/mktexupd: /var/lib/texmf/ls-R unwritable.  Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 23:52:51 EDT Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to make sure no important bugs slip through the cracks. If you're currently running a version of Fedora Core between 1 and 6, please note that Fedora no longer maintains these releases. We strongly encourage you to upgrade to a current Fedora release. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer maintained and closing them. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LifeCycle/EOL If this bug is still open against Fedora Core 1 through 6, thirty days from now, it will be closed 'WONTFIX'. If you can reporduce this bug in the latest Fedora version, please change to the respective version. If you are unable to do this, please add a comment to this bug requesting the change. Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point. The process we are following is outlined here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/F9CleanUp We will be following the process here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this doesn't happen again. And if you'd like to join the bug triage team to help make things better, check out http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers David Jansen 2008-04-04 08:04:26 EDT The bug is not present in Fedora 7 (and higher) Jindrich Novy 2008-04-04 08:10:45 EDT Ok, closing then.