[OS X TeX] confusing updmap messages

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sun Feb 25 10:01:55 EST 2007

Le 25 févr. 07 à 15:43, Themis Matsoukas a écrit :

> I installed mactex and enabled my mathpro fonts. Everything works  
> but updmap gives a warning that confused me:
> !!! WARNING: Identical copy of used file for `mtpro2.map'
>     exists in obsolete location
>       /usr/local/texlive/2007/../texmf-local/dvips/mtpro2/mtpro2.map
>     Please, consider removing this file.
> Indeed, I have two copies of mtpro2.map:
>       /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/map/dvips/mtpro2/mtpro2.map
>       /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/dvips/mtpro2/mtpro2.map
> I installed both of them because I thought I had to (I replicated  
> the structure of all directories I got from PCTeX). My confusion is  
> that updmap thinks  that texmf-local/ is a subdirectory of 2007/.   
> I assume this is a typo and that the duplicate that needs to be  
> removed is
>       /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/dvips/mtpro2/mtpro2.map

Two things:

- Yes, this is the copy that should be removed. The instructions from  
PCTeX referring to texmf-local/dvips/ are outdated.

- No, updmap does not think that texmf-local/ is a subdirectory of  
2007/, you missed the .. in 2007/../texmf-local which means: start  
from 2007/, go up one level in the directory tree, then enter the  
texmf-local/ directory. This has the advantage of placing texmf- 
local/ relative to 2007/, instead of imposing an absolute path.  
You'll notice for TeXLive-2007 /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/web2c/ 
texmf.cnf contains:


where $SELFAUTOPARENT is defined I think by the location of the TeX  
binary that is being run, while for gwTeX /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.cnf  



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