[OS X TeX] TeX i-Package updated, Easy Mac font support for PDFTeX

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Dec 7 08:07:50 EST 2005

> Am 07.12.2005 um 09:53 schrieb Gerben Wierda:
>> I added a check yesterday in the configure phase of the TeX i-Package.
>> If
>> any user on your system has a personal configuration, you will be
>> warned
>> during configuration.
> You too could add to your script:
> 	sudo -H -u <user> updmap --nohash --enable Map=gtamacfonts.map
> 	sudo -H -u <user> updmap --nohash --enable Map=<map file>
> For every user for gtamacfonts.map and for every user and for every of
> their private MAP files (I think updmap is clever to exit as soon as it
> finds the MAP hasn't changed and it's already in the list). Just loops
> ...

And btw, this behaviour is unacceptable from a usage point of view. The
problem is that you cannot know if it is intentional that a user has or
does not have some kind of configuration. There are situations thinkable
that a user *wants* to be different. Just overriding that with your own
idea (you *should* have gtamacfonts, etc.) is worse (imperialistic) than
having a clean system-wide setting in the background that everything
reverts back to when the personal config is removed. Imperialistic
behaviour is counter to a bsic design philosophy behind i-Installer ;-)


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