[tex-live] updmap-local.cfg

Peter Ragosch peter.ragosch at t-online.de
Tue Jan 6 17:55:36 CET 2009

Am Tuesday 06 January 2009 15:53:22 schrieb Daniel Flipo:
> Hi everybody,
> I fail to include my local .map files in TL2008.
> According to file updmap-hdr.cfg, a possible way is to have a
> TEXMFLOCAL/web2c/updmap-local.cfg file holding the local maps to include
> and to execute command
> tlmgr generate updmap
> This should permanently add them.
> When I do this, a new updmap.cfg file is generated (it includes my local
> .map files, that's fine) *but* it is written as
> /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-var/web2c/updmap.cfg
> and the 'active' one (according to kpsewhich and texmf.cnf) is
> /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg
> so my local additions are ignored by updmap-sys :-(
> I have not changed any setting in the standard texmf.cnf and my file
> /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf.cnf is standard (only comments).
> What am I missing?
> Thanks in advance for any hint and best wishes to all of you.

Read /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-var/web2c/updmap.cfg

You will find:

# Generated by /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr on Tue Jan  6 
00:38:28 2009
# $Id: updmap-hdr.cfg 11382 2008-11-20 18:59:26Z karl $
# The full updmap.cfg is generated by concatenating updmap-hdr.cfg with
# all the Map and MixedMap lines from an installation, possibly
# appending a local configuration file.
# To make local customizations to the map files, please use of the
# following methods:
# 1) call 
#       updmap-sys --enable Map=foo.map
#    for each map file.  (Or MixedMap instead of Map, if your font has
#    both Metafont and outline definitions.)  See the updmap --help
#    documentation.
# 2) add your local map entries to the file
#       TEXMFLOCAL/web2c/updmap-local.cfg
#    and then call
#       tlmgr generate updmap
#    which will concatenate updmap-local.cfg to the end of the final
#    updmap.cfg.  (You can override the local.cfg file location with the
#    --localcfg option; see tlmgr --help.)                   <===========
# If you use either of these methods, your local adaptations will be
# preserved when tlmgr updates the installation or this config file.
# Manual edits to updmap.cfg may be lost on update.

Hope this helps

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