I have installed Linux on my PC (Compaq 486) fairly recently because I
hate DOS. Packages installed include gcc/g++ and LaTeX.
Firstly, with the installation disks for gcc, (the d* series) the
computer asks for a "disk d10". I cannot find the contents of such a
disk within the site I get the rest of linux
from. (ftp.uakom.sk:/pub/os/linux/slackware/ ) Is there such a things
as a "d10" disk and if so how do I get it? gcc/g++ seems to run OK
without it though, as do the other utilities on the d* disk set.
Secondly, this one's for a TeX fiend---LaTeX2e seems to work no
problem at all. The problem comes when I want to produce a Postscript
file with dvips.
Everything runs OK up until the point that METAFONT is invoked. I then
get the message from gf2pk that font ****.gf cannot be found. Upon
investigation, I found that if I try to run METAFONT on it's own, it
throws an error to the effect that it cannot load library "libX.so.6".
This I presume is an X-windows library, (because of the "X"). I have
not installed X-windows and have no intention of doing so until I get
my hands on a larger hard disk (would about 1/2G -- 1G do?).
I have tried altering the settings of env. vars. MFTERM and TERM as I
believe that this can affect the operation of METAFONT but it hasn't
made any difference.
I have checked all the obvious things, like are the bases and .tfm
files present (they are) and are they in the correct place (once again
I have come to the conclusion that either I am missing something as
regards the setup or that I require this libX.so.6 library. I would
find it hard to believe that one must install X-windows in order to
Maybe the first problem with the abscence of the d10 disk is related?
Thanks in advance.
P.S. Although I am quite comfortable with Unix, I am probably not up
to the same level of knowledge, as regards system admin, as some of you
are, so please keep it reasonably simple ;-)
There are things known,
And there are things unknown
And in between are the Doors.