[tex-live] TL 2009 not installing URW Garamond ?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Oct 12 23:55:14 CEST 2009

On 12 October 2009 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

 > Philip TAYLOR a écrit :
 > > I notice that after completing the installation of
 > > TL 2009, re-compiling the Porphyrogenitus lexicon
 > > fails because of missing URW Garamond (URW Garamond
 > > was added locally after the installation of TL 2008).
 > > 
 > I think the right question here is not why URW Garamond is not
 > included in TL09: it wasn't included in the previous releases,
 > nothing has changed in its licence since last release, it is still
 > not included in the upcoming release: this is quite understable.
 > A better question may be: would it be possible that a newer
 > installation of TL automagically recognizes the fonts already
 > installed in texmf-local from a previous version? I think the
 > question has been raised, and the answer is that it would be
 > possible in theory, but is not yet automatically done by
 > getnonfreefonts-sys for some reason.
 > Reinhard, any comments on this point?

I'll think about a better solution.  But it's not easy because
getnonfreefonts itself is absolutely dumb.  It doesn't know how to
install a particular font, it doesn't know where to download it from,
it's unaware of TDS, it doesn't know what to pass to updmap --enable,
and so on.

I could add an option --rebuild, for instance, which updates the
updmap database.  But I don't think that the installer should call
getnonfreefonts-sys --rebuild automatically.  Suppose that you are
off-line when you upgrade to a newer version of TeX Live from a DVD.

An alternative is to store the information on the file system.  But
this can only be done while the fonts are installed.  Thus, it's not a
solution for people who installed them already.  And even if a newer
version of getnonfreefonts would write the information to a file now,
people can use it soonest next year when they upgrade to TL-2010.


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