dvipdfm Failed to load AGL file

Bug #630425 reported by Martin Konôpka on 2010-09-04
This bug affects 15 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
texlive-base (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: texlive-base

I have the basic texlive installation (installed by single command, sudo apt-get texIive-base, if I remember well.) It all is running in a LiveCD i386 session but this should not be important.


If I try to produce a PDF file from DVI using dvipdfm or dvipdfmx, I am always getting warning messages

** WARNING ** Failed to load AGL file "pdfglyphlist.txt"...
** WARNING ** Failed to load AGL file "glyphlist.txt"...

It looks that some dependencies are missing or there is an inconsistency in packages. The PDF document is created anyway.


1.) Create any simple LaTeX document, e.g. a file containing one letter "a":


Name the above 4-line file as "myfile.tex", for example.

2.) Compile it: latex myfile.tex
3.) Create PDF from DVI: dvipdfm myfile.dvi

The warnings written above are produced.

The same problem occurs when I use dvipdfmx.

However the other converter, dvipdf, works fine in this respect, i.e. without the warning messages. Also pdflatex works OK.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: texlive-base 2009-10
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-19.28-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-19-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Sep 4 19:37:08 2010
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta i386 (20100901.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: texlive-base

Chen Chen (aflyhorse) wrote :

Using "apt-file search glyphlist.txt" shows:
lcdf-typetools: /usr/share/doc/lcdf-typetools/glyphlist.txt.gz
lcdf-typetools: /usr/share/lcdf-typetools/glyphlist.txt
lcdf-typetools: /usr/share/lcdf-typetools/texglyphlist.txt
plt-scheme: /usr/lib/plt/collects/afm/glyphlist.txt

But no output for pdfglyphlist.txt

I just confirm the existence of the problem.

Chen Chen (aflyhorse) wrote :

I've noticed these files existed in previous version of package "dvipdfmx",
with some essential files to make the CJK words in the PDF file copyable. (font mapping file, etc.)

see http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/i386/dvipdfmx/filelist

I face the same problem in Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit.

Wirawan Purwanto (wirawan0) wrote :

The same problem exists in Ubuntu 10.04 also.

Changed in texlive-base (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
hawthornso23 (hawthorn) wrote :

It seems to be just an Ubuntu thing. No similar problem running dvipdfm on CENTOS at work. But when I bring the identical files home ...

hawthornso23 (hawthorn) wrote :

Copying the two files across from a working Lucid install fixed the problem.

description: updated
hawthornso23 (hawthorn) wrote :

1. Download

2. Extract the two files glyphlist.txt pdfglyphlist.txt

3. Copy to /etc/texmf/dvipdfm

This fixes the problem.

hawthornso23 (hawthorn) wrote :

Interestingly the problem manifested
on my previously OK lucid install.
Is something deleting these files?

Link update:
In case anyone else comes along, the link to the ctan directory has been updated. It is best to browse to the directory and see which tar.gz file is there. I found dvipdfmx-20110311.tar.gz and dvipdfmx.tar.gz .

hawthornso23 (hawthorn) wrote :

Sad that this problem still hasn't been fixed. Ran into this problem and a search lead me here. Andof course I then found the helpful workaround ... which I wrote two years ago and had forgotten about.

It should be a trivial fix. Would someone please take the five minutes needed to fix it.

hawthornso23 (hawthorn) wrote :

 Looks like the problem HAS been fixed ... just not in precise.


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