[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Packages release

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Oct 12 15:50:03 EDT 2005

Am 12.10.2005 um 18:18 schrieb Gary L. Gray:

> 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 else?

Yes: added that MAP when you had the chance!

"Keep as is" means that nothing gets removed, deleted from your private 
texmf tree. A good choice when you never before created your own 
formats or language.dat.

Gary, you need to remember that with TeX Live 2005 (which you are 
obviously using) different utilities are used to create configuration 
files (for Babel, format creation, MAP files ...), those with -sys and 
those with the old proper name. During installation i-Installer could 
not find and use your *private* iffonts.map -- because it uses 
updmap-sys. So the fonts became system-wide unknown and you had no 
private MAP. Now that you've run 'sudo updmap --enable Map iffonts.map' 
you're in some trouble -- although you're the only user on your Mac who 
can use the Informal Math fonts, because of your private 'copy' of 
pdftex.map in ~/Library/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex. This file and the 
directory tree now belong to root, not you! Here's the reason why you 
should choose 'Remove' when you get asked again for a system-wide or 
individual configuration.

As I mentioned on Tuesday, together with Sun Ra, a way to make your 
private collection system-wide available, run 'sudo updmap-sys ...' 
etc. This makes the sys-utilities run in system administrator mood, but 
they too make use of your own collection!

The clean and pure invocation could or should be 'sudo -H <utility>-sys 
...' ...



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