bgtex-v3 Re: [OS X TeX] final tex live 2007
rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Fri Feb 23 16:03:28 EST 2007
Hi again Bruno,
Please accept my apology for not answering you right away, while my font's
problems were on your focus: because I still have some questions.
(Accept apologies for the following divergence. The reason was: A
colleague asked me urgently to translate some documentation from
Russian. It accompanies some scripts, ironically related to our yesterday's
discussion: converting Microsoft's doc files into plain text. Such
conversions seem a big demand :) On the top of that, the documentation
itself was a doc file: I think the simple TextEdit does good services,
at least in this case, incl. with the combination .doc file & Russian. Of
course, it could not render the clickable hyper-links.)
Now to the topic of the fonts and some security access concerns:
You should not take up answering to my following questions right away, if
you do not have the time now. I almost feel guilty for my lack of
competence on these things, i.e. for asking, but I have the questions and
am posting them.
And, now, already, to be honest, I am not so much in need of the cyrillic,
i.e. the bulgarian fonts right now. But I do need cyrillic for Bulgarian
now and then, and something more: it is important to understand,
at least a little bit, how to deal with additional fonts. There were
various questions and answers about fonts on the list, but I could not
grasp most of the answers, since I had no fonts to worry about and try.
Now I've got such.
On Fri, 23 Feb 2007, Bruno Voisin wrote:
I think I've got almost everything of your explanations, well, at some
"getting idea" level, not hands-on-practice without help.
> This indicates that LaTeX uses grmn1000.pfb only when grmn1000.tfm is called,
> and when any other size is requested such as 5 pt which calls grmn0500.tfm,
> then the corresponding bitmap PK font grmn0500.600pk, metrics grmn0500.tfm
> and MetaFont source file grmn0500.mf is generated on-the-fly.
I have no idea how <12> size relates to the numbers in grmn*, but from
your explanation am guessing that <12> = 12 pt -> grmn1200.*
I have none of these External grmn*.* files generated inside the root
subdirectories. I deleted the ones that I copied there.
I do have what perhaps TeXLive, and therefore, both TeXLive-2007 and
gwTeX, use as their set-up defined "default" (trying to find my wording of
what you explained above):
roussankas-computer:/usr/local rosi$ find . -name "*grmn*" -print
I can't relate the grmn.*, which do not have numbers, directly to sizes,
but am speculating that they are responsible for creating and/or calling the
External grmn*.* font sizes. I can't even think what is the reason for
Gerben Wierda to have more subdirectories. But surely, something very sound.
What you say, and what I get by removing grmn*.*, makes me think that,
just by putting the
did the trick for TeXLive-2007.
> In any case, any font generated on-the-fly during a LaTeX run should be
> placed inside /private/var/tmp/texfonts/ for gwTeX, and inside
> ~/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/ for TeXLive (I think). The fact that they
> were generated in the current directory seems to indicate a problem in your
> setup, very likely a permission problem (given the generated files had
> permissions -r-------- instead of -rw-r--r--).
Now this is what makes me worry for what should be my actions on my
home directory for access permissions.
I have never done (at least intentionally) anything to change the
permissions in the root directories. I've looked at them and they all seem
to have at least r accesses for u/g/o.
gwTeX does not generate the grmn*.* files where you say it should,
despite that the permissions seem fine to me:
roussankas-computer:~ rosi$ ls -l /private
drwxr-xr-x 84 root wheel 2856 Feb 4 13:49 etc
drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 Sep 29 07:37 tftpboot
drwxrwxrwt 6 root wheel 204 Feb 23 19:16 tmp
drwxr-xr-x 23 root wheel 782 Feb 23 10:13 var
But it generates the grmn*.* inside the local directories where I run the
example1.tex, by successful typesetting only inside the bgtex-v3
directory. To resolve this, it seems that I should put the above files
(bblopts.cfg, bghyphen.tex, bulgaria.ldf, bulgaria.sty) in some special
subdirectory for extra-fonts to be used by gwTeX.
About the access permissions inside bgtex-v3 that you pointed:
It was me who took off most of the permissions for g and o inside of my
home directory, "by hand" with the command chmod: This seems to me
reasonable (and, wasn't it standardly recommendable?) except for the
public subdirectory and some of the service files. But it could be that I
changed too much to off accesses by using chmod go-rwx * (or sometimes
under-doing...). Here is what I had and have:
roussankas-computer:~ rosi$ ls -ld ../rosi/
drwxr-xr-x 31 rosi rosi 1054 Feb 21 14:40 ../rosi/
roussankas-computer:~ rosi$ ls -ld Documents/
drwx------ 33 rosi rosi 1122 Feb 22 23:30 Documents
(Isn't it even better one to have even
drwx--x--x 31 rosi rosi 1054 Feb 21 14:40 ../rosi/
Then inside the Documents, most of the personal document directories,
incl. "tests" have drwx------, not deeper, where I have whatever comes
to be by default.
Now, just for a test, I have changed the permissions of the
Documents and "tests" directories to:
drwxr--r-- 33 rosi rosi 1122 Feb 22 23:30 Documents
drwxr--r-- 86 rosi rosi 2924 Feb 23 16:59 Documents/tests
Then, by switching to gwTeX distribution, and typesetting the
"example1.tex" from inside "bgtex-v3", I get the grmn* generated
locally (not where they are supposed to be) inside the "bgtex-v3", but
-rw-r--r-- 1 rosi wheel 13656 Feb 23 19:16 Documents/tests/bgtex-v3/grmn0500.600p
It seems, the permissions of the locally generated
are off/on depending on if I give access to that local subdirectory. I.e.,
wheel just respects my setting off/on of the path
~/Documents/tests. Perhaps, this should not interfere with the rest of
gwTeX workings, since this is a private sub-folder. But I am not sure.
I've never (intentionally or explicitly) did anything about accesses
on service folders created automatically in my home directory. Here is
what I have for ~/.texlive2007:
roussankas-computer:~ rosi$ ls -l .texlive2007/
drwxr-xr-t 3 rosi rosi 102 Jan 17 22:57 texmf-var
roussankas-computer:~ rosi$ ls -l .texlive2007/texmf-var/
and what of a reveal:
drwxr-xr-t 5 rosi rosi 170 Feb 7 03:21 fonts
roussankas-computer:~ rosi$ ls -l .texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/
drwxr-xr-t 3 rosi rosi 102 Feb 7 03:21 pk
drwxr-xr-t 4 rosi rosi 136 Feb 7 03:21 source
drwxr-xr-t 6 rosi rosi 204 Feb 7 03:21 tfm
And then, a guess, and then, what of a reveal: exactly what you explained!
roussankas-computer:~ rosi$ find .texlive2007/ -name "*grmn*" -print
Now, how to get this resolved with gwTeX and the bgtex-v3? I guess
something similar to TeXLive-2007.
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