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I have an application that builds input for LaTeX, runs latex on that input, runs dvips on the output, and converts that file to an image. I just deployed the application to a new server with the 2012 version of TeXLive (instead of the 2011 version that I have successfully used in other deployments). I have run texhash and updmap-sys. TexLive was installed under root user on Ubuntu Server 10.4. I would like to get the app working on this server with TeXLive-2012 if I can. The problem is that my images look very wrong. Fonts are wayyy too small, spacing is off, etc., etc.. I am assuming that pdftex is fine with the fonts because PDFs produced from the same .tex files look fine.

I am getting the following output in the terminal:

Executing thread: dvips -D 1200 my_file.dvi
This is dvips(k) 5.98 Copyright 2009 Radical Eye Software (www.radicaleye.com)
' TeX output 2013.01.28:1129' -> my_file.ps

kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 1200 --mag 1+0/1200 --dpi 1200 ecbx1000
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ecbx1000.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
dvips: Font ecbx1000 not found,  using cmr10 instead.
</usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/pk/ljfour/public/cm/dpi600/cmr10.pk>
dvips: Checksum mismatch in font ecbx1000

kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 1200 --mag 1+0/1200 --dpi 1200 ecrm1000
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ecrm1000.
dvips: Font ecrm1000 not found,  using cmr10 instead.
</usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/pk/ljfour/public/cm/dpi600/cmr10.pk>
dvips: Checksum mismatch in font ecrm1000

I don't get error output like this on my dev machine (OSX, TeXLive-2011) and my images look fine.

What am I doing wrong?

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I suppose its possible that my problem and the observed console output are unrelated...gotta start somewhere though. –  Huliax Jan 28 '13 at 17:09
    
You seem to be missing the EC fonts; and the CM-Super bundle for having them also in Type1 format. –  egreg Jan 28 '13 at 17:13
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As egreg wrote, install these two fonts. If you are running upstream TeX Live 2012, install them with tlmgr install cm-super ec, and if you are using the Debian/Ubuntu version of TL2012, then install them with apt-get install texlive-latex-recommended cm-super, that should do the trick. –  norbert Jan 29 '13 at 0:13
    
Thanks good people. One clarification please -- I installed TL2012 on Ubuntu 10.04 using the tl_install script rather than with apt-get. Should I run both of the aforementioned commands? or just one or the other (which)? –  Huliax Jan 29 '13 at 19:52

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The fonts you are asking for are not installed in a minimal system, so please proceed as follows: As egreg wrote, install these two fonts. If you are running upstream TeX Live 2012, install them with tlmgr install cm-super ec, and if you are using the Debian/Ubuntu version of TL2012, then install them with apt-get install texlive-latex-recommended cm-super, that should do the trick.

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