[metapost] I cannot use metapost (mpost)

John Kitzmiller jkitzm at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 23:38:29 CEST 2014

On Apr 4, 2014, at 5:23 AM, - <wja.maaskant at quicknet.nl> wrote:

>  I am trying to compose a lecture, by means of metapost figures. I use a linux computer with UBUNTU, and composed a file example.mp as is described in a paper of Andr'e Heck on "Learning Metapost by doing" , NTG vol.32,2005. When as prescribed, I typed 'mpost example' I got the message: sudo apt-get install texlive - binaries. After some time Texlive was loaded and again I typed 'mpost example'. Now I got the message: Sorry, I can't find the 'mpost' preload file, will try 'plain'. And then: I can't find the 'plain' preload file! 
> How should I proceed to use metapost? Thanks, when you can help me.
> Wim Maaskant --
> http://tug.org/metapost/

You may need to add texlive folder to your PATH?

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