# bbm package error

I am not sure if this should be here or whether I should create a bug report. I am trying to use the bbm package as per this example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{bbm}
\begin{document}
$\mathbbm{A}$
\end{document}


but I get the following error:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (TeX Live 2011)
restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
(./minimalbbm.tex
LaTeX2e <2011/06/27>
Babel <v3.8m> and hyphenation patterns for english, dumylang, nohyphenation, uk
(/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/article.cls
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
(/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/size10.clo))
(/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/bbm-macros/bbm.sty)
(./minimalbbm.aux)
(/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/bbm-macros/ubbm.fd)
kpathsea: Running mktextfm bbm10
/usr/share/texlive/texmf/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source abbreviation  for bbm10.
/usr/share/texlive/texmf/web2c/mktexnam: Need to update ?
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input bbm10
This is METAFONT, Version 2.718281 (TeX Live 2011)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf bbm10
! I can't find file bbm10'.
<*> ...e:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input bbm10

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...e:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input bbm10

Transcript written on mfput.log.
grep: bbm10.log: No such file or directory
mktextfm: mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input bbm10' failed to make bbm10.tfm.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

relax
l.6 $\mathbbm{A}$
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FYI: I am running Fedora with TeXlive 2011 installed manually and I have run

$tlmgr install bbm-macros  but there is no poackage bbm available: $ tlmgr search bbm
bbm-macros - LaTeX support for "blackboard-style" cm fonts.


It seems that this might be the problem. In the Fedora TeXlive there is a package texlive-bbm and a package texlive-bbm-macros -- the former containing the cm-fonts.

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I got this working by downloading the archive here and manually unpacking it into /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/bbm then running tlmgr update --all. –  Stephen Mc Ateer Mar 14 '12 at 22:32
It would be nice if somebody with a manual install of TeXlive 2011 can confirm that the bbm package installs fine for them. Then it must be just me. –  Stephen Mc Ateer Mar 14 '12 at 22:39

With tlmgr show bbm I get

package:     bbm
category:    Package
shortdesc:   "Blackboard-style" cm fonts.


so the bbm package exists.

I don't know much about Fedora, but if a texlive-bbm package exists, then that's what you have to install along with bbm-macros

I suggest you to do a complete install once and for all.

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It could well be just me, see comment above. Again it is a manual install of TL2011 from the TUG website, not from the Fedora repos. –  Stephen Mc Ateer Mar 14 '12 at 22:38
@StephenMcAteer I always do a complete install. No reasons to spare a few hundred MiB. –  egreg Mar 14 '12 at 22:40
And this is an install from the TUG website (as opposed to some repo)? (I mean this one). –  Stephen Mc Ateer Mar 14 '12 at 22:42
@StephenMcAteer Yes. I don't know much about Fedora packaging of TeX Live, but as the stand-alone distribution requires only setting the PATH variable and adds nothing else to the system directories, I vastly prefer it to packaged versions. Not to mention that Debian one has a two year backlog. –  egreg Mar 14 '12 at 22:48
Then it must be just me. Thanks for the help. –  Stephen Mc Ateer Mar 14 '12 at 22:48

I managed to do a working install of bbm by

$tlmgr install bbm $ tlmgr install bbm-macros

Hope this helps. I'm running Mac OS X and installed TeXLive basic manually.

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You need to install bbm fonts. you can get the fonts from

http://www.tug.org/texlive/devsrc/Master/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/bbm/

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See my comment above. –  Stephen Mc Ateer Mar 14 '12 at 22:36