[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Packages release
stephenmoye at cox.net
stephenmoye at cox.net
Wed Oct 12 15:05:23 EDT 2005
> From: "Gary L. Gray" <gray at engr.psu.edu>
> Date: 2005/10/12 Wed PM 12:18:05 EDT
> To: "TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List" <MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] New TeX i-Packages release
> On Oct 12, 2005, at 10:41 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> > Where did you have the map files?
> The map file is at:
> > If they were in your personal tree check to make sure they are
> > still there.
> Yes, as I indicate above, it is still there.
> > If not, get them from a backup and you may have to do an updmap-sys
> > to enable the maps and add them to the list. I think (big
> > assumption here) that the distribution will delete map files in ~/
> > Library/texmf/fonts/map/*/updmap/.
> I thought about that, but when given the option, I have been telling
> it to keep my stuff. I think that the window was titled something
> like "Individual user configuration handling?". I told it to "Keep as
> is". Is this what you are referring to? Should I have done something
> > PS I have no problem with the informal math fonts here but I
> > installed them in texmf.local.
> I would really like to know what happened here. I must say that I am
> not the most novice user and I am finding all of these choices to be
> more confusing all the time. I really wish that more information was
> provided when major changes to the installation are made (as appears
> to be the case with the recent TeX release). I am not saying that the
> changes shouldn't have been made since they appear (from what I have
> gleaned from the list) to be important, I just wish that the
> consequences were better summarized for people like me. Am I the only
> person whose head is spinning? I pity people who are just starting
> out. :-)
> -- Gary
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No, you are not the only person dealing with spinning head syndrom. Where are the various bits and pieces supposed to go? In ~/Library/texmf*? Some other place? This doesn't matter so much with automatic installs (say, from i-installer) but what do I do when I have my map files, fonts, etc? Is ~/Library/texmf* still the best place to put input, style and class files? What flavor of updmap do I run, and when? What happens to my modifications to my TeX environment when I update it? Indeed, it sounds as if there is no 'personal' TeX environment except from the command line.
In all, I'm confused -- the more so in that, say, a year ago or so, these problems weren't making themselves felt.
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