[OS X TeX] Backing out of a ~/Library/texmf install
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Jun 8 09:44:51 EDT 2006
On Jun 8, 2006, at 8:10 AM, <stephenmoye at cox.net> wrote:
> Some time ago, I installed the Lucida fonts in ~/Library/texmf
> install with updmap. Now that i-Installer complains to me regularly
> that it has detected a personal setup in my teTeX installation, and
> having read all the good reasons not to have such a setup, and,
> finally, reading the chilling experiences of those who did have
> such a setup -- I would like to repent of my sins and reinstall the
> fonts in /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local.
> Before I do anything I might regret, I want to review what I think
> are the steps to accomplish this
> 1. I'll move (mv) the files/directories from ~/Library/texmf to the
> corresponding locations in /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local
> 2. I'll remove any leftover files and directories in ~/Library/
> texmf -- what would those be? Is web2c one of them?
Unless you have special personal formats you can remove this directory.
> 3. Run sudo -H updmap-sys --enable-map lucida.map
before this. Then
sudo -H updmap-sys -enable Map=lucida.map
(notice the options are not the same as you have different --- the
`=' is optional, you can replace it with a space)
finally (possibly --- I don't remember of the --enable run also
rebuilds the map files used by the system)
sudo -H updmap-sys
> I'm fairly clear on the normal installation process. It is undoing
> an older installation that I am concerned about.
> Thanks as always for any help.
> Stephen Moye
I've gotten into the habit of installing all new fonts for use by all
users by installing into texmf.local. It makes no sense to use updmap-
sys without the -H option since that would put a map file in
texmf.local using fonts in your private directory. I avoid using
updmap; although that might just be fine it seems to lead to all
sorts of problems when updating the TeX system.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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