I'm new to EMACS (on Ubuntu) and I have started using the org mode to begin with. I tried to convert my .org files into LaTeX only to see an error saying pdf was not produced
Upon checking the error online, I understood that packages required for .org to latex were not available. I used sudo apt-get install auctex to install the required packages. Now I'm left with the following error message.

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
Babel  and hyphenation patterns for 2 languages loaded.
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
kpathsea: Running mktextfm ecrm1095
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ecrm1095
This is METAFONT, Version 2.718281 (TeX Live 2013/Debian)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf ecrm1095

! I can't find file `ecrm1095'.
 ...ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ecrm1095

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
 ...ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ecrm1095

Transcript written on mfput.log.
grep: ecrm1095.log: No such file or directory
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ecrm1095' failed to make ecrm1095.tfm.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

! Font T1/cmr/m/n/10.95=ecrm1095 at 10.95pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not
l.100 \fontencoding\encodingdefault\selectfont

) (/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/fixltx2e.sty)

! LaTeX Error: File `wrapfig.sty' not found.

Type X to quit or  to proceed,
or enter new name. (Default extension: sty)

Enter file name: 
! Emergency stop.

l.10 \usepackage
!  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
Transcript written on /home/prasannarajaram//list.log.

Where am I going wrong? Do I need to install more packages? or is it to do with the configuration.

Note: I'm pressed up for download limits. Already used up 400+ MB for downloading AUCTEX

The source org file is here

This is my first to do list in ORG mode in emacs

* This is heading level 1
  There should be some text here
** Heading level 2
This is to see how the system behaves when there is text between level 1 and 2
*** this is heading level 3
**** This is heading level 4
*this text will be bold*

/whereas this will be italics/

_and this needs to be underline_


However the C code for printing Hello World program will look like this

#+begin_SRC C
int main (void) 
printf("Hello World!"); 
return 0; 
#+end_SRC C 

"This is a quote"

* Let me create a list here [66%] 

- [X] first item
- [ ] second item
- [X] third item
  - [X] is this a nested item
  - [X] is this also nested - i doubt - yes it is

  First I would like to list down the list of commands for Org mode I have learnt so far.

- An asterisk creates a heading level 1
  + A double asterisk creates a heading level 2 and so on so forth
  + To create a check list use `-[ ]` 
  + In order to see the percentage of the items checked off in the check list use `[0%]`
  + In order to see the number of checked items checked off in the check list use `[0/0]`
- this is another one
- this is the next one 
  + this is an unordered list

* TODO list [4/6] : 
- [ ] How to create a numbered list
- [ ] How to markup multiple lines of code in =code= style
- [ ] How to create a bulleted list
- [X] How to split screens in EMACS - for horizontal split use C-x-2; vertical split:C-x-3
- [X] How to toggle a check list item - C-c C-c
- [X] In order to change the outline view to a cleaner view use the command M-x-org-indent-mode
- [X] In order to wrap the text to be visually pleasing use M-x-visual-line-mode

* Let us try to make a table now
| S.No  | Name       |
|    |            |
| 1     | Arthy      |
| 2     | Indu       |
| 3     | Padmavathy |
| 4     | Prakruti   |
| 5     | Prasanna   |
| 6     | Rajaram    |
| Total |            |

** More details
| S.No | Work location        | Working hours | Price |
|   |                      |            |       |
| 1    | United States        | X-Y           |   100 |
| 2    | United Arab Emirates | X'-Y'         |   100 |

* Conclusion
#this is a COMMENT AND I HOPE this will not be displayed

** COMMENT and this will not be displayed

* Links

      Great clouds overhead
      Tiny black birds rise and fall
      Snow covers Emacs

          -- AlexSchroeder

  • 1
    You have not installed all packages. wrapfig.sty is (apparently) in the Apt package texlive-latex-extra. The font might be in either texlive-fonts-extra or texlive-fonts-recommended. Can you post the .org` file (if fairly minimal)?
    – jon
    Feb 6, 2016 at 17:45
  • 1
    Also, if 400 MB is pressing your limits, you may want to consider eliminating the docs from you TeX Live installation (which I don't normally recommend!!). Really, though, if 0.5 GB is a problem, your system is very small! Is this a dual Ubuntu/<something else> install?
    – jon
    Feb 6, 2016 at 17:48
  • @jon it is not the system capacity. It is the download limit. If I'm going to go over 1GB of download, I should consider upgrading my connection to unlimited download type to save myself from extra cost. BTW, I have updated the question with ORG source
    – Prasanna
    Feb 6, 2016 at 17:51
  • @jon I tried sudo apt-get install wrapfig.sty but it didn't work? Can you please let me know where I can the right installation / configuration procedure?
    – Prasanna
    Feb 6, 2016 at 18:10
  • 1
    I didn't say install wrapfig, I said it is in the Apt package texlive-latex-extra, so you should install that (sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-extra). Or, if download limits are an issue, get the package from CTAN and install to ~/texmf/tex/latex/wrapfig -- but then you run the risk of 'dependency hell'.
    – jon
    Feb 6, 2016 at 18:26

2 Answers 2


Not exactly an Ubuntu answer, but I came to this page looking for a solution for the same error on a Mac. I believe my MacOS-specific answer can be adapted to other OSes.

For me, installing the wrapfig (and a few more) packages did the trick:

cd /Library/TeX/texbin
sudo tlmgr update --self
sudo tlmgr install wrapfig
sudo tlmgr install marvosym
sudo tlmgr install wasysym

After that I was able to export to latex/PDF successfully.


You are using a really old TexLive. It is not your fault, Ubuntu has always been way behind regarding LaTeX. Update your TexLive installation to a more current version, not using Ubuntu, using these instructions Installing TeX Live over the Internet and I think your problems will be history.

  • Note that if you uninstall TeXLive bundled with Ubuntu, it will complain about unresolved dependencies. To get around that, you should install a dummy package.
    – JP-Ellis
    Feb 7, 2016 at 3:28
  • I have always had problems with TeXLive\Ubuntu, and it is usually years out of date. I don't even bother with it anymore, I just install it over the web and use tlmgr to update it. Thanks for the tip on using a dummy package.
    – A Feldman
    Feb 7, 2016 at 3:33

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