[metapost] MPlib beta 1.080

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Wed Jul 2 20:49:53 CEST 2008

At 10:07 AM 7/2/2008, Karel Horák wrote:
>Hans Hagen napsal(a):
> > Karel Horák wrote:
> >>
> >>> The programs 'makempx', 'newer', 'mpto', 'dvitomp' and 'dmp' are
> >>> obsolete and are no longer included in the distribution.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Strange, but when I move some of these "obsolete files" (mainly
> >> makempx, mpto, I think) off the bin directory, mpost says the it is
> >> not able to make mpx file...
> >
> > can you check MPXCOMMAND in your cnf file?
>Yes, it was set; after commenting it off mpost refuses to typeset the
>first label:
>This is MetaPost, version 1.080 (kpathsea version 3.5.6dev) (mem=mpost
>2008.07.02)  2 JUL 2008 16:47
>! Missing `,' has been inserted.
><to be read again>
>                     begingroup
>l.2 begingroup
>                 save _p,_r,_s,_n; picture _p; _p=nullpicture;

I eventually got the same error. But first, I got this error, which
may be Windows-specific:

warning: kpathsea: configuration file texmf.cnf not found in these
[many directories deleted];

Note that c:/TL2007/texmf/web2c is mentioned and this is the actual
location of texmf.cnf. Is it possible the mix of colons and
semicolons is confusing the path search routine and/or Windows?

I only needed to set TEXMFCNF to correct this, but TeXLive 2008
is planning to deprecate the setting of this variable. The beta
TeXLive (for windows) currently places texmf.cnf in the above
directory ($TEXROOT/texmf/web2c/) and install-time changes in


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descarte

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