bgtex-v3 Re: [OS X TeX] final tex live 2007

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at
Sat Feb 24 09:30:23 EST 2007

Hi Bruno,

On Sat, 24 Feb 2007, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Hi Roussanka,
> I'm sorry but I can't possibly devote more time to this issue.

Yes, you've already done more than enough on it. It exhausted myself too. 
Now, I only want to find out what is wrong with gwTeX (or whatever) on my 
machine, and am given up the attempts with the bgtex language.

> Two quick remarks:

They might be quick, but are very important (I've looked at them).

> I have no idea what is happening. A possibility is the per-user vs. 
> system-wide gwTeX install problem that is still with us at times, 
> unfortunately. It is triggered when utilities having two variants, a normal 
> one and a -sys one, are used improperly in combination with sudo with or 
> without the -H and "-u root" flags. A symptom would that you have in 
> ~/Library/texmf/ any of the files:
> ~/Library/texmf/tex/generic/config/language.dat
> ~/Library/texmf/fonts/map/dvipdfm/updmap/
> If so, erase them and run the Configure stage of the TeX i-Package in Expert 
> mode, taking care to select in particular the very last step and prohibit 
> per-user setups.

I've never had such files. After the new gwTeX and TeXLive-2007, I've
trimmed down my
to very few specific style packages at its bottom (some logic and
linguistics that are popular, but didn't make into TeXLive.)
I have neither font nor language files there.

> Another possibility is that you fussed with texmf.cnf. If so, God help you!

This sounds quite discouraging. But I hope, I haven't. I've never 
even looked at it.

> Seriously, texmf.cnf is the place where (among many other things) directories 
> used for automatic font generation are defined.
> In /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf you find

Now, I've looked at it:

>> [...]

>> % Where to look for ls-R files.  There need not be an ls-R in the
>> % directories in this path, but if there is one, Kpathsea will use it.

Yes, I did get ls-R files. As I recall, it might be that I got ls-R 
file(s) from the time when there was a problem with some fonts, about a 
month, or so, ago. There was a fix recommendation to run
         sudo mktexlsr
         sudo -H updmap-sys

I do not know if this is ok, or not:

roussankas-computer:/usr/local rosi$ find . -name "*ls-R*" -print

> For example, using texdist as Gerben suggested in a message yesterday night:
> Portable-de-Bruno:~ brunovoisin$ texdist --texdist=gwTeX "kpsewhich 
> --var-value=VARTEXFONTS"
> /var/tmp/texfonts
> Portable-de-Bruno:~ brunovoisin$ texdist --texdist=TeXLive-2007 "kpsewhich 
> --var-value=VARTEXFONTS"
> /Users/brunovoisin/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts
> I imagine on your setup the first command would yield something different.

Looks the same:

roussankas-computer:/usr/local rosi$ cd
roussankas-computer:~ rosi$ texdist --texdist=gwTeX "kpsewhich 
roussankas-computer:~ rosi$ texdist --texdist=TeXLive-2007 "kpsewhich 
roussankas-computer:~ rosi$


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