[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Packages/fat volume

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sun Oct 9 18:56:41 EDT 2005


The recently introduced support for per-user configuration in the 
i-Package has been changed/patched. As it is now, configuring 
system-wide will hopefully not suffer from interference from existing 
per user settings anymore.

I advise people to only use system-wide configuration and to choose 
Remove per-user settings (removes web2c subdirectory, language.dat and 
updmap results from your ~/Librarytexmf texmf tree) during the TeX 
i-Package configuration phase.

Support for per-user configuration is incomplete. Do not use it unless 
you really need it.


The -sys variants of the teTeX command line configuration tools and the 
change in default behaviour are giving me headaches.

For those working with the command line tools or i-Package authors, the 
following commands can be used to make sure both types of configuration 
do not interfere (change 'updmap' into texconfig. fmtutil, kpsewhich, 
etc. with their arguments and 'user' in an account name):

For per-user configuration on a 2005-based system:

	sudo -H -u user updmap

For system-wide configuration on a 2005-based system

	sudo -H -u root updmap-sys

For system-wide configuration on a 2004 or 2003 system:

	sudo updmap

Using this old command on a 2005-based system will get you 
administrator-owned configuration files in your home directory, and 
that is not what you want.

I am afraid this has all become very complicated but I can do nothing 
about that because I am down stream wrt to these changes. They are part 
of teTeX and have been accepted into TeX Live.


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