[metapost] Using Metapost on Ubuntu 9.10

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Feb 4 11:18:35 CET 2010

Andrew Hays wrote:
> For some reason under Ubuntu 9.10 (x86 and x64), MetaPost refuses to
> render any images that contain text. If you open the file for Image.1,
> it opens evince and it hangs indefinitely. I can create images perfectly
> fine and render this as long as there is no text. Am I missing any
> specific font packages or something that I should be using? I know that
> it works under Windows. I also know that on a different machine I had a
> while back (running Ubuntu 8.04, I believe), I had it working then.

A print of the metapost terminal or log messages would be helpful.

Best wishes,

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