[OS X TeX] .texlive2008

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Sep 6 20:09:22 EDT 2008

On Sep 6, 2008, at 11:48 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> I noticed that ~/.texlive2008, unlike ~.texlive2007, is (correctly)  
> owned by the user. There seems to be at least one unintended  
> consequence of this change. Eddie Kphler's otftotfm, which converts  
> otf fonts to a form usable to pdftex, writes the fonts, the vf, enc,  
> map and tfm files to the first writable entry in $TEXMF, which by  
> default is now a subdirectory of ~/.texlive2008. Given the temporary  
> nature of this directory, it would seem wise to move those files to  
> either texmf-local or ~/Library/texmf.
> Note that this affects otfinst.py, which is frequently used as a  
> front end to otftotfm.
> Michael


Why do you think that directory is temporary?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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