[OS X TeX] TeXLive 2006 problem finding fonts

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Jan 2 08:48:11 EST 2007

Le 2 janv. 07 à 14:00, McGarry Vince a écrit :

> [1{/Users/vincemcgarry/Library/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/ 
> pdftex.map}]

Does this mean you've put a file pdftex.map manually inside your home  
directory? In a standard gwTeX or MacTeX setup, there should be no  
such file.

The "standard" way of proceeding would have been to download the  
Lucida support files from <http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/ 
psfonts/bh/lucida/>, then either install them at the appropriate  
places inside /Library/TeX/Root/texmf.local and run:

sudo texhash
sudo -H updmap-sys --enable Map lucida.map

or install them (as you apparently have done) at the appropriate  
places inside ~/Library/texmf and run:

sudo updmap-sys --enable Map lucida.map

In both cases the appropriate global map files psfonts.map,  
pdftex.map and dvipdfm.map would be created inside /Library/TeX/Root/ 
texmf.local/fonts/map. See the recent thread "[OS X TeX] lucida fonts  

The above path ~/Library/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map  
seems to imply you may have used an "incorrect" invocation of updmap(- 
sys), creating config files in you home directory, which is known to  
have created problems in the past (for example creating root-owned  
files pdftex.map in your home directory). This may have happened  
before the gwTeX i-Package made updmap equivalent to updmap-sys by  
default (or afterwards, in case you decided against this backwards  

What I would suggest: erase all of:


then reconfigure your TeX installation (the above list was once  
posted by Gerben Wierda, but I cannot find his original message right  

The above is for gwTeX, installed using i-Installer. I suppose with  
MacTeX it should be the same, but I still haven't tried. From your  
log file (for example /usr/local/texlive/2005/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ 
base/article.cls) it looks like you may have installed directly from  
the TeXLive DVD; if that's indeed the case, then I'm not sure the  
above applies.

Hope this helps though,

Bruno Voisin
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