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I have installed TexLive 2012 on a Linux CentOS 5.8 via the user root. The installation has been placed at /usr/local/texlive/2012; but for some reason, some pk fonts were placed at /root/.texlive2012/texmf-var/fonts/pk.

Now, when I run

dvips -Ppk input.tex

via the user root, everything is fine. However, when I run the same command from other user accounts (e.g user1) it issues missing fonts error since dvips is not able to find fonts in the directory /root/.texlive2012/texmf-var/fonts/pk.

I tried copying the contents of /root/.texlive2012/texmf-var/fonts/pk to various places like

/home/user1/.texlive2012/texmf-var/fonts/pk
/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/fonts/pk
/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-var/fonts/pk

and the I ran updmap, texhash to update the file name database, but it didn't work.

I tried also to add user1 to the group in the permissions of /root/.texlive2012/texmf-var/fonts/pk and its subfolders, but also it didn't work

Do you have any hint how to resolve this?

Note: I am a beginner in linux, so I am sorry if the question was simple.

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With your CentOS, what is the result of the command kpsepath pk? –  Paul Gaborit Jul 19 '12 at 7:18
    
@PolGab after adding the texlive bin directory to the path, the command you mentioned gives the following output: pastebin.com/v60rS62r ,thanks –  M.A Jul 19 '12 at 12:22
    
I have not been precise enough. What is the result of the command kpsepath pk for a non-root user (like user1 for example)? –  Paul Gaborit Jul 19 '12 at 13:31
    
interestingly, the problem has been resolved when I tried today. thanks for you interest and sorry for taking your time –  M.A Jul 19 '12 at 20:21

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Generated pk files are placed at either $TEXMFSYSVAR for system-wide use or at $TEXMFVAR for personal use. In your case they are placed at $TEXMFVAR. This should not be a problem for other users - they should get the files in their own $TEXMFVAR.

Can you post the output of texconfig conf from a non-root user somewhere?

PS: Don't work as root, use sudo.

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interestingly, the problem has been resolved when I tried today. thanks for you interest and sorry for taking your time –  M.A Jul 19 '12 at 20:21
    
@M.A: So, can we close your question? @MartinShcröder: how to close this question? Whenever I click close, I get the message Unable to load popup - please try again... –  Paul Gaborit Jul 19 '12 at 20:44
    
@PolGab: I've flagged the moderators. –  Martin Schröder Jul 20 '12 at 6:51

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