[OS X TeX] updating TeXLive and font maps?

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Sun May 20 18:03:54 EDT 2007

On May 20, 2007, at 12:31 PM, Franck Pastor wrote:

> Le 20-mai-07 à 18:07, Gary L.Gray a écrit :
>> I updated to TeXLive-2007-Dev yesterday from:
>> http://www.tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html
>> Doing so disabled all the font mappings I added. So, I thought to  
>> myself, I will just re-add them. Well, when I tried to enable  
>> mtpro2.map, I got the following:
>> loon:~ gray$ sudo updmap-sys --enable Map mtpro2.map
>> Password:
>> updmap: This is updmap, version 1167072206
>> updmap: using transcript file `/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/ 
>> web2c/updmap.log'
>> updmap: initial config file is `/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf- 
>> config/web2c/updmap.cfg'
>> updmap: configuration (updmap.cfg) unchanged. Map files will not  
>> be recreated.
>> This didn't look good, so Googling "Map files will not be  
>> recreated" led me to a post by Bruno from almost 5 years ago that  
>> said something about needing to disable the font mapping and then  
>> re-enabling it to fix this problem. So, I did:
>> loon:~ gray$ sudo updmap-sys --disable mtpro2.map
>> and then:
>> loon:~ gray$ sudo updmap-sys --enable Map mtpro2.map
>> and I was up and running again. Is this normally what needs to be  
>> done? I don't understand why I simply couldn't enable it and why I  
>> first needed to disable it.
> Probably because there was already the line "Map mtpro2.map" in the  
> file /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg. So it  
> was not necessary to re-write this line.  Instead disabling and re- 
> enabling, a simple "sudo updmap-sys" in the terminal would have  
> been sufficient, if I'm not wrong.

You appear to be correct. :-) Doing as you suggest was the magic bullet.

>> Now, for my **second** question. When enabling mtpro2, I get the  
>> following message in the Terminal output (there is actually a  
>> similar message for pmy.map):
>> updmap: using map file `/Users/gray/Library/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/ 
>> mtpro2/mtpro2.map'
> I don't understand: do you have the fonts mtpro2 both in /usr/local/ 
> texlive/2007 and in /Users/gray/Library/texmf??

No, it turns out that I did have mtpro2.map in two locations:


and in:


The latter is the one that I removed.

>> !!! WARNING: Identical copy of used file for `mtpro2.map'
>>     exists in obsolete location
>>       /Users/gray/Library/texmf/dvips/mtpro2/mtpro2.map
>>     Please, consider removing this file.
>> Why is this happening? The only mtpro2.map file I have is in:
>> /Users/gray/Library/texmf/dvips/mtpro2/mtpro2.map
> Hum, I thought that the appropriate location for map files (if you  
> want to install fonts in your personal library) is : /Users/gray/ 
> Library/texmf/fonts/map.

It is. That is where I had one, but I had another in yet a second  

>> So why is updmap complaining about an identical file in an  
>> obsolete location?
>> Thank you again for help on a font-related issue.
>> All the best,
>>   Gary
> Regards
> Franck Pastor

Thank you for setting me straight.

All the best,

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