[metapost] [mp-implementors] MetaPost 1.101 announcement

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Dec 11 17:22:21 CET 2008

Hi Troy,

Troy Henderson wrote:
> I built 1.101 in linux using the build.sh script and copied the mpost
> executable to my path.  However, running mpost complains in the
> following way:
> Sorry, I can't find that mem file; will try PLAIN.

Obviously, it can't find the mpost.mem file. Likely causes:

* There is no mpost.mem file
* It exists but can't be found due to missing mktexlsr
* It exists but texmf.cnf can't be found
  (this happens is the binary is not close enough to
  its texmf/ tree).

You can run

 $ mpost --kpathsea-debug=7

to see what files mpost tries to open

Best wishes,

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