[tex-live] post build of source.tar.bz2 (updmap-sys and kpsewhich)

Edd Barrett vext01 at gmail.com
Thu May 31 14:20:26 CEST 2007


On 31/05/07, Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch> wrote:
> "Edd Barrett" <vext01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On 30/05/07, Hartmut Henkel <hartmut_henkel at gmx.de> wrote:
> >> Looks like a weird mix of TeX distros.
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm porting TeXLive to OpenBSD. I'm conforming to the OpenBSD
> > directory stucture (or rather, just copying how someone before me
> > ported teTeX).
> And the OpenBSD directory structure requires that a port (or however a
> custom-prepared installation of some software is called) installs into
> /usr/local?  That seems odd.

It does not "require". It is just a convention that we use. For base
distribution applictaions the prefix /usr is used. For third party
apps we use the prefix /usr/local. Its whatever you are used to. I
wouldn't consider this odd. You should see some of the paths solaris

> > I can't run updmap with not arguments and --syncwithtrees causes
> > errors, so I have no choice but just to not run it I guess. It seems
> > to work without, but I don't like this approach.
> If you don't install all the fonts, you should definitely run updmap-sys
> (not updmap!), and you should do it with a proper updmap.cfg.  If you
> change the way the installed parts are selected, you need to adapt
> updmap.cfg manually, too.

This makes sense. It also sounds like a right royal pain. I reckon
thats going to take a long time (correct me if I am wrong, I haven't
yet taken a look at this config file)

Also now I have 2 solutions to investigate (I have not forgotten your
suggestion Hartmut).

Does anyone know what the consequences are of not running the map
generation atall? I assume that the existing maps in the texlive texmf
(from DVD) were run on a full tree. I suppose you would get an error
of you use a font that is not installed, but you would get that anyway

Meanwhile I will investigate your suggestions.


Best Regards



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