[OS X TeX] .texlive2008

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Sat Sep 6 20:59:18 EDT 2008

On Sep 6, 2008, at 5:09 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> 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?
When MacTeX 2009 comes along, $TEXMFVAR will not longer point to  
~/.texlive2008, and any fonts or font setup files in that folder will  
no longer be available.


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