I upgraded Tex Live and Ubuntu. Now I have TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian) kpathsea version 6.2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. When I compile already test document, I get the following error:

mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for fourier-orns. mktexpk: perhaps fourier-orns is missing from the map file.

I guess fourier-orns font is missing or not in the path. Any help to figure out the problem will be highly appreciated. Thanks

kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.


I also tried

sudo tlmgr install fourier
(running on Debian, switching to user mode!)
tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.imsc.res.in/systems/texlive/tlnet (verified)
tlmgr install: package already present: fourier


sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra
texlive-fonts-extra is already the newest version (2016.20160520-1~ubuntu16.04.1york1).

Still it throws the same error. Any thoughts.

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    might be easiest to install apt-file and use it to ask debian which .deb file provides fourier-orns.sty, TeXLive in Ubuntu/Debian is split up into many .deb packages. Figuring out which to use is rather hard. One of the reasons I tend to recommnd installing the upstream TeXLive instead. Alternatively you can jsut install all TeX Live stuff from Ubuntu/Debian by installing texlive-all
    – daleif
    Sep 7, 2016 at 14:26
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    @cfr some people do prefer getting good their stuff from the Linux dist. And it seems Norbert does update it regularly. However, I do agree and prefer the upstream version. See the Debian page for texlive (Google vanilla texlive, it will tell you how to build an equivs package that covers all the Debian packages, such that subsequent installation of stuff like editors that depends on (or recommends) texlive, does not cause installation of the Debian texlive stuff.
    – daleif
    Sep 7, 2016 at 19:43
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    @daleif I don't like Ubuntu's philosophy. I have nothing against Debian's philosophy but I am not keen on their technical decisions. I don't much like apt, for example. It is hard to say this or that is wrong with it. But the way things are done makes the system very complicated. I don't like dealing with unnecessary complications - I'd prefer to save my energies for the necessary ones. I don't have anything against Debian, though. It is just a matter of personal preference. I'm happier using an alternative - since there is plenty of choice, I prefer an alternative I'm comfortable with.
    – cfr
    Sep 7, 2016 at 20:00
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    @daleif To summarise: I have nothing at all against Debian. Nothing. Any more than I have anything against Gnome or TeXStudio. I just don't wish to use it given that there are other options I prefer.
    – cfr
    Sep 7, 2016 at 20:06
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    Starting from a fresh Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS installation, after sudo aptitude install texlive-fonts-extra texlive-lang-french latexmk, the demo file obtained from CTAN compiles properly with latexmk -pdf fourier-orns.tex. There must be something wrong with your Ubuntu installation.
    – nickie
    Sep 11, 2016 at 18:08

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Figured out by installing texlive-full through

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/texlive-2016
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install texlive-full

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