AMS TeX wants the dummy font which appears to be missing
from tetex-0.9-17 coping dummy from a previous instilation
fixed the problem.
AmS-TeX- Version 2.1
COPYRIGHT 1985, 1990, 1991 - AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
Use of this macro package is not restricted provided
each use is acknowledged upon publication.
Loading definitions for misc utility macros, page layout,
line and page breaks, figures, comments, math spacing,
smash commands, large operator symbols, integrals, operator
multilevel sub/superscripts, matrices, multiline displays,
continued fractions, compound symbols, various kinds of
special superscripts, \text, math font commands, \newsymbol,
bold Greek and bold symbols, Euler fonts, math accents,
commutative diagrams, poor man's bold, syntax
check,kpathsea: Running mktextfm dummy
mktextfm: Running mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode;
This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182 (Web2C 7.3)
kpathsea: Running mktexmf dummy
! I can't find file `dummy'.
<*> ...e:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input dummy
If this is the bug I think it is, we have duplicated here.
The workaround is to reinstall all the tetex packages with
rpm -Uvh --replacepkgs tetex*
Please report whether or not this fixes the problem for you.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2727 ***