I cannot make fourier and other font packages to work on TeX-Live on Mac OS. I have installed fourier package and tried updmap-sys and mktexlsr terminal commands in different combinations. Still the following example does not compile:

% !TEX TS-program = pdflatex

I get:

pdfTeX error: /usr/texbin/pdflatex (file futr8r): Font futr8r at 552 not found

My question: what is the proper way to install a font package in TeX Live? For example, what should i have done to install fourier package, in addition to installing it with TeX Live Utility? Can i re-install it?

I have tried to reinstall or remove fourier with TeX Live Utility. Reinstallation claims to succeed, but does not fix the package. Removal does not work, i get the following log messages:

2013-11-10 12:10:24 +0000 Notice -[TLMMainWindowController removePackagesWithNames:force:][1376]    Beginning removal of
2013-11-10 12:10:24 +0000 Notice -[TLMAuthorizedOperation main][1376]   Checking code signature before running tlu_ipctask as root…
2013-11-10 12:10:24 +0000 Notice /usr/bin/codesign[1376]    /Applications/Custom/TeX Front Ends/TeX Live Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/tlu_ipctask: valid on disk
/Applications/Custom/TeX Front Ends/TeX Live Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/tlu_ipctask: satisfies its Designated Requirement
2013-11-10 12:10:24 +0000 Notice -[TLMAuthorizedOperation main][1376]   Signature was valid, okay to run tlu_ipctask
2013-11-10 12:10:32 +0000 Notice -[TLMAuthorizedOperation main][1376]   Invoking privileged task via AuthorizationExecuteWithPrivileges
2013-11-10 12:10:32 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  dropped privileges to user nobody
2013-11-10 12:10:33 +0000 Notice -[TLMAuthorizedOperation setWrapperPID:][1376] tlu_ipctask checking in:  tlu_ipctask pid = 4080
2013-11-10 12:10:33 +0000 Notice -[TLMAuthorizedOperation setUnderlyingPID:][1376]  tlu_ipctask checking in: pid = 4081 (/usr/texbin/tlmgr remove fourier)
2013-11-10 12:10:33 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  tlu_ipctask: child HOME = '/var/root'
2013-11-10 12:10:33 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  tlu_ipctask: current HOME = '/var/empty'
2013-11-10 12:10:34 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  tlmgr: removing package fourier
2013-11-10 12:10:34 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  tlmgr: ultimately removed these packages: fourier
2013-11-10 12:10:34 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  tlmgr: package log updated: /usr/local/texlive/2013basic/texmf-var/web2c/tlmgr.log
2013-11-10 12:10:34 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  running mktexlsr ...
2013-11-10 12:10:35 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  done running mktexlsr.
2013-11-10 12:10:35 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  running updmap-sys ...
2013-11-10 12:10:40 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  done running updmap-sys.
2013-11-10 12:10:40 +0000 Notice -[TLMAuthorizedOperation _runUntilChildExit][1376] kqueue noted that pid 4081 exited (/usr/texbin/tlmgr remove fourier)
2013-11-10 12:10:40 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  child process pid = 4081 exited
2013-11-10 12:10:41 +0000 Notice tlu_ipctask[4080]  exit status of pid = 4081 was 0
2013-11-10 12:10:41 +0000 Notice -[TLMAuthorizedOperation _runUntilChildExit][1376] waitpid returned 4080, WIFEXITED(0) = 1, errno = 17 (File exists)
2013-11-10 12:10:41 +0000 Notice -[TLMAuthorizedOperation _runUntilChildExit][1376] kqueue noted that tlu_ipctask (pid = 4080) exited with status 0
2013-11-10 12:10:41 +0000 Notice -[TLMRemoveOperation main][1376]   ERROR: failed to remove packages {(
)} (requested removal of (

I experimented further: i removed and reinstalled the whole TeX Live distribution, installed updates and fourier package. I tried to remove it right away, and the removal failed. I reinstalled it, and tried to compile my test file, and the compilation failed with a different error:

pdfTeX error: /usr/texbin/pdflatex (file putr8a.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for reading

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    Why are you doing it manually? If you installed MacTeX you already have fourier.
    – egreg
    Nov 9, 2013 at 13:36
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    I know it is huge, but what you are trying to do seems to be even worse... Seriously, consider a full installation of MacTeX.
    – Siminore
    Nov 9, 2013 at 18:16
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    Siminore, your comment is unhelpful. What i am doing is not worse, i am simply choosing packages that i need. If everyone was doing like me, maybe the package system would have worked better.
    – Alexey
    Nov 9, 2013 at 18:18
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    I used to run on my Macs with the minimal package, and try to install things as I needed them, but it was never very satisfactory. Since TexLive 2012, I run with a complete installation. It is huge, and it can take a long time to download, but trust us: it is worth it! The time it will take you to download is less than the time you will spend trying to fix things that don't work with the minimal approach.
    – Thruston
    Nov 9, 2013 at 21:00
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    The error means that you didn't enabled the map file. So either you used updmap-sys incorrectly or you have local map files and need to run updmap. Nov 9, 2013 at 21:52

2 Answers 2


I recently encountered a very similar error message in Windows 7 MiKTeX 2.9. The solution was to simply run udpmap.exe as administrator. The program is located in:

C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\
  • And where would this be found on a Mac? Given that the OP was after a Mac OS solution. Jan 29, 2018 at 21:09
  • Not helpful for the OP, but this worked for me on Windows
    – CharlieB
    Jan 6, 2019 at 14:01

Installing utopia package fixed the problem.

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