[OS X TeX] Trying to upgrade to MacTex 2012 : Font errors

Benoit RIVET benoit.rivet at free.fr
Tue May 28 08:32:27 EDT 2013

Le 28 mai 2013 à 13:55, Eric van der Oord wrote :

> Hi all, 
> I've tried to upgrade from MacTex 2010 to 2012.
> I get error warnings as this:
> [
> !pdfTeX error: /usr/texbin/pdflatex (file lttr8r): Font lttr8r at 461 not found
> ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
> ]
> Looks as if the font and map files located in my personal library were not seen.
> Is that a know issue ? 
> Have I to do some updmap ? Which one ?

When upgrading from one version of TexLive to another, you should update your font maps. With MacTex 2012 :

updmap is using the following updmap.cfg files (in precedence order):
updmap is using the following updmap.cfg file for writing changes:

Thus, you know which file you should edit to add new fonts. Once you edit your updmap.cfg file (adding all fonts you need), just invoke

sudo updmap-sys

and everything should be fine again.

Note that invoking :

sudo updmap-sys --syncwithtrees

indicates which map files can't be found (if any); you can then fix a failed invocation to updmap by removing references to such map files in updmap.cfg.


Benoît RIVET

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