[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Packages release

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Fri Oct 14 01:51:54 EDT 2005

On Oct 13, 2005, at 11:58 PM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> On Oct 14, 2005, at 06:12, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>> On Oct 13, 2005, at 3:53 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>>> Am 12.10.2005 um 03:58 schrieb Axel E. Retif:
>>>> Does this mean that in command line we still _have_ to make a  
>>>> distinction between updmap and updmap-sys?
>>> In TeX Live 2005: yes, of course! And it makes a difference  
>>> whether you invoke 'sudo -H utility-sys ...' or 'sudo utility- 
>>> sys ...' ...
>> This surely has caused some headaches to some of us! I understand  
>> the difference between 'utility ...' and 'sudo utility-sys ...',  
>> but I still don't understand the difference between 'sudo utility- 
>> sys ' and 'sudo -H utility-sys ' or 'sudo -H -u root utility-sys '.
> "-H" means that you get the HOME directory of the user you are sudo- 
> ing to. In the case of utility, that means that if you are user foo  
> and you call
>     sudo utility-sys
> your personal stuff in ~/Library/texmf *is* found, while if you do
>     sudo -H utility-sys
> your personal stuff in ~/Librarytexmf *is not* found, but the stuff  
> in root's home directory ~root/Library/texmf *is*.
> "-u root" is my kind of computer hygiene: be explicit. So, "sudo -H  
> -u root" is equivalent to "sudo -H"

Now I understand! Thank you!

And now I see why 'sudo updmap-sys --enable Map=foo.map' reads the  
map in my ~/Library/texmf but records that map in /usr/local/teTeX/ 
share/texmf.local/web2c/updmap.cfg (which is what I want) instead of  
~/Library/texmf/Web2c/updmap.cfg (which drove me nuts at first, when  
I inadvertently run updmap instead of updmap-sys).

Best regards,


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