I installed scheme-full of TexLive, and everything was okay until I rebooted my PC. Then all cyrillic fonts went missing, and mktexmf started printing such messages during the build (question marks denote cyrillic characters):

name = larm1000, rootname = larm, pointsize = 1000
mkdir C:/Users/????????? error.
Failed to access C:/Users/?????????/.texlive2018/texmf-var.
Cannot get destination directory name.

During the installation I changed TEXLIVE_INSTALL_PREFIX and set the codepage to 65001.

TEXDIR is C:\Programs\texlive\2018.

How can I point mktexmf to a correct directory?

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Which editor do you use? – Bobyandbob Sep 30 '18 at 6:00
  • Hello, I use TeXstudio, but it's not the source of the problem. I could reproduce the issue manually running mktexmf larm1000.mf in cmd – Alex Sep 30 '18 at 6:04

I checked TexLive's variables listed at http://tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texlive-en.html#x1-100002.3, and TEXMFVAR was pointing to the wrong location. Setting it to %TEXDIR%\texmf-var using tlmgr conf texmf fixed the issue

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