I am compiling the thesis (using cleanthesis style http://cleanthesis.der-ric.de/) on my custom (compiled-to-wasm)-xetex.

It fails at xdvipdfmx step with errors:

xdvipdfmx:warning: Could not locate a virtual/physical font for TFM "ecrm1095".
xdvipdfmx:warning: >> There are no valid font mapping entry for this font.
xdvipdfmx:warning: >> Font file name "ecrm1095" was assumed but failed to locate that font.
xdvipdfmx:fatal: Cannot proceed without .vf or "physical" font for PDF output...

It wants to run mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600 --dpi 600 ecrm1095, but of course it can't because it's running in a browser, and mktexpk isn't available.

I read some previous questions on this forum and it seems that the problem is on not running updmap-sys or having incorrect *.map/updmap.cfg/texmf.cnf.

Below are details. How do I fix this? Should I add something to my install-tl profile so that *.pk/*.vf files are generated in advance (install-tl did indeed run updmap-sys)? Is it feasible to do for all fonts storage space-wise?

Thank you!

My TexLive TDS was installed with install-tl using the following basic profile:

selected_scheme scheme-basic
TEXDIR /home/runner/work/busytex/busytex/build/texlive-basic
TEXMFLOCAL /home/runner/work/busytex/busytex/build/texlive-basic/texmf-dist/texmf-local
TEXMFSYSVAR /home/runner/work/busytex/busytex/build/texlive-basic/texmf-dist/texmf-var
TEXMFSYSCONFIG /home/runner/work/busytex/busytex/build/texlive-basic/texmf-dist/texmf-config
collection-xetex  1
collection-latex  1
collection-luatex 1

In my TDS I do indeed have:


but I do not have any corresponding *.pk / *.vf files. The ecrm1095.tfm file gets discover okay, but then it fails because it can't find the *.pk / *.vf files.

Here's the full kpathsea log (super-long so put it on my gist): https://gist.github.com/vadimkantorov/e8221d479f3c7fa03887418a86ce506f

Here's the /texmf-dist/web2c/updmap.cfg:

# Generated by ./source/texmfrepo/install-tl on Mon Jan  9 13:17:27 2023
# $Id: updmap-hdr.cfg 54473 2020-03-22 10:53:53Z hironobu $
# The updmap.cfg in the TEXMFDIST tree is generated by tlmgr by
# concatenating updmap-hdr.cfg with the updmap.cfg files in this tree.
# To make local customizations to the map files, using one of the
# following methods is simplest:
# 1) run
#       updmap-sys --enable Map=foo.map
#    for each map file.  (Or MixedMap instead of Map, if your font has
#    both Metafont and outline definitions.)  See the updmap --help
#    documentation. This will add lines to the updmap.cfg file in
#    TEXMFSYSCONFIG (creating it if necessary).
# 2) put all your additional fonts into TEXMFLOCAL, edit
#    TEXMFLOCAL/web2c/updmap.cfg, and run updmap-sys.
# See the output of updmap --help and/or
# http://tug.org/fonts/fontinstall.html for more.
# In any case, manual edits to TL's updmap.cfg files, psfonts.map,
# pdftex.map, etc., will be lost on update.  So don't do that.
# The default settings of the updmap options (not maps) are also
# specified in TEXMFDIST/web2c/updmap.cfg (also coming originally from
# updmap-hdr.cfg) and can be overridden by an updmap.cfg in any other
# tree.

# Options for updmap.

# dvipsPreferOutline
# Should dvips (by default) prefer bitmap fonts or outline fonts
# if both are available? Independent of this setting, outlines
# can be forced by putting "p psfonts_t1.map" into a config file
# that dvips reads. Bitmaps (for the fonts in question) can
# be forced by putting "p psfonts_pk.map" into a config file.
# We provide such config files which can be enabled via
# dvips -Poutline ... resp. dvips -Ppk ...
dvipsPreferOutline true

# LW35
# Which fonts for the "Basic 35 Laserwriter Fonts" do you want to use and
# how are the filenames chosen? Valid settings:
#   URW:     URW fonts with "vendor" filenames (e.g. n019064l.pfb)
#   URWkb:   URW fonts with "berry" filenames (e.g. uhvbo8ac.pfb)
#   ADOBE:   Adobe fonts with "vendor" filenames (e.g. hvnbo___.pfb)
#   ADOBEkb: Adobe fonts with  "berry" filenames (e.g. phvbo8an.pfb)
LW35 URWkb

# dvipsDownloadBase35
# Should dvips (by default) download the standard 35 LaserWriter fonts
# with the document (then set dvipsDownloadBase35 true) or should these
# fonts be used from the ps interpreter / printer?
# Whatever the default is, the user can override it by specifying
# dvips -Pdownload35 ... resp. dvips -Pbuiltin35 ... to either download
# the LW35 fonts resp. use the built-in fonts.
dvipsDownloadBase35 true

# pdftexDownloadBase14
# Should pdftex download the base 14 pdf fonts? Since some configurations
# (ps / pdf tools / printers) use bad default fonts, it is safer to download
# the fonts. The PDF files will get bigger, though.
pdftexDownloadBase14 true

# dvipdfmDownloadBase14
# Should dvipdfm(x) download the base 14 pdf fonts? Since some configurations
# (ps / pdf tools / printers) use bad default fonts, it is safer to download
# the fonts. The pdf files will get bigger, though.
dvipdfmDownloadBase14 true

# jaEmbed, scEmbed, tcEmbed, koEmbed
# updmap generates a file kanjix.map for usage with dvipdfmx. With this
# option one can switch between not embedding any kanji font, or
# any of the several available. 
# The value can be any string. When updmap is run, the substring
# @jaEmbed@ in a map file name will be replaced with this value, and
# the respective map file used.
jaEmbed haranoaji
scEmbed arphic
tcEmbed arphic
koEmbed baekmuk
jaVariant -04

#  (end of updmap-hdr.cfg)
Map      euler.map
MixedMap cm.map
MixedMap cmextra.map
MixedMap cyrillic.map
MixedMap latxfont.map
MixedMap symbols.map
MixedMap cmtext-bsr-interpolated.map
Map lm.map
Map dummy-space.map
Map charter.map
Map fpls.map
Map pazo.map
Map utopia.map
MixedMap rsfs.map
Map usy.map
Map mathpple.map
Map uzd.map
  • sounds as if the cm-super fonts are not there. Jan 9 at 18:44
  • is this fixable by somehow modifying the texlive-basic.profile file that I use for launching the installation process? should I add some collection for fonts in there? collection-latexrecommended 1? or is there some smaller command for frequent fonts? e.g. how do I modify it to include fonts from packages.ubuntu.com/kinetic/all/texlive-fonts-recommended/…? Also, is it possible to somehow ask it to discover the *.map files automatically? Thank you! Jan 9 at 21:28
  • no idea, at first I'm on windows and at second I always install a full, vanilla texlive. But your sty is meant for pdflatex, when using it with xelatex it will use the wrong font encoding and the wrong fonts. Jan 9 at 21:50
  • With pdflatex it also fails while looking for another ecrm* font, but pdflatex just makes less verbose font discovery logs and seems not using kpathsea. So I could go back to pdflatex after fixing font discovery. I suspect that indeed some *.map files are missing, and some *.profile modification could fix it, but have no idea how to do that properly :) Jan 9 at 22:00
  • Seems a related question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/267675/…, except that here I'm asking how to modify the *.profile file. I'll try using \usepackage{times}, but still having some explanation on fixing EC fonts would be good Jan 9 at 23:14


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