[OS X TeX] Re: [XeTeX] Re: "I can't find the format file `xetex.fmt'!"

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sun Oct 9 20:14:22 EDT 2005

On Oct 10, 2005, at 01:58, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 10.10.2005 um 01:03 schrieb Gerben Wierda:
>>> And it's needed that all non-sys scripts are invoked à la 'sudo -H 
>>> -u <the user> <util> <arguments>' that the user is able to clean 
>>> i-Installer's remains easily afterwards.
>> I did not understand this sentence.
> Since the files and directories created in the ~/Library/texmf tree 
> are owned by root the user can't remove them easily.

This is a problem of the XeTeX package that was using the personal 
fmtutil as root with the HOME directory not changed. My packages have 
not  created this recently.

> The install scripts therefore should run the non-sys utilities in a 
> non-system-wide installation with sudo -H -u $realname <the utility + 
> args> to make the utlities' output owned by the user and not root.

This is already the case.

> ~/Library/texmf/fonts/map/*/fontinst is a good place for MAP files: 
> updmap-sys finds them there!

That is not good. updmap-sys should be run wth sudo -H -u root so that 
stuff from other users are not found. Otherwise, updmap-sys run by one 
user gives different results than run by another (another example why 
this whole -sys stuff is a mess).

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