[OS X TeX] auto-greek in TeX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jan 19 10:29:56 EST 2011

On Jan 19, 2011, at 9:02 AM, Michael Ummels wrote:

> Hi,
> I think, you need to copy the map files to
> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/map/dvips, not
> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/map.
> Also, if you copy the files ~/Library/texmf/..., you should run
> "texhash ~/Library/texmf; updmap -enable Map=greek.map" without sudo.
> If you use sudo, updmap will not find the map file, since it does not
> look into a user's local TeX tree.
> Michael


There is no need to run texhash (with or without sudo) for the personal texmf tree (the one that starts in ~/Library/texmf).

My warning is that running updmap ... (rather than `sudo updmap-sys ...`) is that it WILL lead to problems later on since it produces a personal configuration file and all of a sudden other things stop working. It takes a long time to diagnose that problem.

While personal packages can easily be installed in the personal texmf tree my recommendation is to install anything that adds fonts into /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/ and then run

sudo texhash
sudo updma-sys --enable Map=themap.map

to install themap.map file.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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