[tex-live] updmap-local.cfg

Jobst Hoffmann j.hoffmann at fh-aachen.de
Tue Jan 13 10:50:17 CET 2009

Hi Daniel, hi Karl,

I'm reading your discussion with great interest, as I'm having the same

I'm doing the following steps (after every recreation of the font
database by tlmgr --update):

# create entry in .../texlive/2008/texmf-var/web2c/updmap.cfg:
$ tlmgr generate updmap \
     --localcfg .../texmf-local/web2c/updmap-local.cfg
# recreate the map files
$ updmap-sys --cnffile .../texlive/2008/texmf-var/web2c/updmap.cfg

After these two steps, the fonts from texmf-local are usable.

I don't know, if this is the intended behaviour (I can't believe it),
but this may help for find a way getting around the difficulties.

Best wishes


Am Montag, den 12.01.2009, 18:27 -0600 schrieb Karl Berry:
> Hi Daniel,
>     and the 'active' one (according to kpsewhich and texmf.cnf) is
>     /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg
> The question seems to be, where did the one in texmf-config come from?
> Any idea?
> updmap and tlmgr write to texmf-var, as far as I could tell.  When I
> do a fresh test install, it's also in texmf-var ...
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