bgtex-v3 Re: [OS X TeX] final tex live 2007
rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Sat Feb 24 09:30:23 EST 2007
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:
> 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 -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
> Portable-de-Bruno:~ brunovoisin$ texdist --texdist=TeXLive-2007 "kpsewhich
> 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
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