[OS X TeX] updmap-sys won't do its thing

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Thu Jul 1 15:42:52 EDT 2010

On Thu 1st Jul, 2010 at 15:34, Kyle Johnson seems to have written:

> I have a penchant for screwing up font installations. My apologies for repeatedly bringing these problems to this list for help.
> I am installing TeX onto a new laptop, and installing a couple of fonts. I believe these fonts are in the correct place (usr/local/texlive/texmf-local). I had some trouble getting updmap-sys to see the relevant map files and was working that out when I now find that updmap-sys just doesn't want to do its job. Here is what happens:
> Kyle-Johnsons-MacBook-Pro:~ kbj$ sudo updmap-sys --enable Map lsx.map
> Password:
I think you want:
 	sudo updmap-sys --enable Map=lsx.map
(Note the "=".)
> updmap: This is updmap, version $Id: updmap 14402 2009-07-23 17:09:15Z karl $
> updmap: using transcript file `/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-var/web2c/updmap.log'
> updmap: initial config file is `/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg'
> updmap: configuration (updmap.cfg) unchanged. Map files will not be recreated.

An alternative is to create a local configuration file for updmap-sys.
There are brief instructions at the top of
/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg. There are
slightly more detailed instructions at
Scroll down to be sure you read the instructions for TeX Live 2009 and
not TeX Live 2008 as the correct procedure changed.

Good luck!

> Any help: deeply appreciated.
> Kyle

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