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I recently upgraded to TexLive2013 (Basic) and this broke the setup I use for letters of recommendation. I need to use a legacy university font which requires XeLaTeX in the mode xdv2pdf. MWE is below

%!TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX-xdv2pdf
\usepackage{xltxtra} % Loads fontspec, xunicode, metalogo, fxltx2e, and some extra customizations for XeLaTeX

 Look at the following data from six different languages and answer the questions below:

I get the following errors:

* LaTeX warning: "xparse/redefine-command"
* Redefining document command \textsubscript with arg. spec. 's' on line 25.
* LaTeX warning: "xparse/redefine-command"
* Redefining document command \textsuperscript with arg. spec. 's' on line 28.
) (/usr/local/texlive/2013basic/texmf-dist/tex/latex/metalogo/metalogo.sty))
kpathsea: Running mktextfm YaleAdmin
/usr/local/texlive/2013basic/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source abbreviation Y for YaleAdmin.
/usr/local/texlive/2013basic/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Need to update /usr/local/texlive/2013basic/texmf-dist/fonts/map/fontname/
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input YaleAdmin
This is METAFONT, Version 2.718281 (TeX Live 2013)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf YaleAdmin
! I can't find file `YaleAdmin'.
<*> ...jfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input YaleAdmin

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...jfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input YaleAdmin

Transcript written on mfput.log.
grep: YaleAdmin.log: No such file or directory
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input YaleAdmin' failed to make YaleAdmin.tfm.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

! fontspec error: "font-not-found"
! The font "YaleAdmin" cannot be found.
! See the fontspec documentation for further information.
! For immediate help type H <return>.

l.7 \setmainfont{YaleAdmin}

The font is installed in the same directory as other fonts that fontspec can find.

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I should add that the problem does not seem to be with the font name (the solution given as an answer to similar questions). – cbowern Oct 23 '13 at 15:00
I would try to get the document working without xdv2pdf. Beside this: The error message means that the font is not found. Where is it? And are you sure you used the correct name? – Ulrike Fischer Oct 23 '13 at 15:03
The document compiles fine without this font and without xdv2pdf, and this is the correct font name (it worked before I upgraded the tex installation, and the fonts haven't changed). The font is in ~/Library/fonts. – cbowern Oct 23 '13 at 15:20
Do you mean it finds the font if you don't use xdv2pdf? – Ulrike Fischer Oct 23 '13 at 16:12
Here's the reference to a message by Khaled Hosny about xdv2pdf: Indeed, my TeX Live 2013 doesn't have xdv2pdf and you're probably using an old version. Not surprising it doesn't work. – egreg Oct 23 '13 at 22:04

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