[OS X TeX] tlmgr and TeX Live Utility

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sun Nov 29 15:58:10 EST 2009

On Nov 29, 2009, at 11:43 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> I'm trying to get a grip on how the various forms of updmap[-sys] work. It seems that the tlmgr script may call updmap-sys in some circumstances, but my understanding of PERL is not good enough to understand what those circumstances are.

Best to ask on the TeX Live list for this, since that's where the tlmgr developers hang out.

> In addition, It would also be useful to me to understand how TeX Live Utilty calls tlmgr----specifically, if it results in tlmgr running updmap-sys, is it the same effect as 'sudo updmap-sys' or is it like 'sudo -H updmap-sys', ignoring all maps that are in the user TeX trees.

This depends on the "Install updates for all users" checkbox in TLU preferences.  If checked (the default) TLU does the moral equivalent of `sudo -H tlmgr foo`.

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