> I haven't found any references to this problem on the mailing lists or
> elsewhere, so I hope my input is useful.
> On my Arch Linux system, fully up-to-date, with the latest texlive in Arch's
> testing repo, I get the following error when trying to build lilypond 2.14.1
> from source:
> "Sorry, I can't find the 'mf2pt1' preload file; will try 'plain'.This is
> MetaPost, version 1.504 (kpathsea version 6.0.1)"
> I am left with an mpost prompt.
> To hack around the problem, I had to make a minor change to
> scripts/build/mf2pt1.pl (line 429) in addition to the patch provided by Arch
> - execute_command 1, ("mpost", "-mem=mf2pt1", "-progname=mpost",
> + execute_command 1, ("mpost", "-mem=../../mf2pt1", "-progname=mpost",
> Obviously this isn't a proper fix, but it allowed lilypond to compile and run.
> If you need more info, I'll be glad to provide it.
> Thanks! :)