[tex-live] updmap.cfg query

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jul 22 23:29:16 CEST 2009

On Mi, 22 Jul 2009, Rowland McDonnell wrote:
> >It's <your-texlive-root>/texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg
> Is that the file to which:
> updmap-sys --enable Map=MAPFILE
> adds data to?


> If so, what is the protocol that ensures it will not be modified when
> updates to the texlive distro are performed with the official tools such
> as tlmgr?

There is none, it will be modified. But only using calls 
	updmap-sys --enable ...
	updmap-sys --disable ...
for mapfiles that are part of TeX Live. So as long as your map files use
different names, tlmgr will not change their status (but when you call
tlmgr generate updmap).

BTW, this is all documented in tlmgr --help, so the man page, the web
page generated from it, etc.

Best wishes


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