[tex-live] Unexpected behavior of updmap --showoptions

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Thu Mar 24 23:36:25 CET 2011

Working from a command line shell of Windows 7, issuing
any one of the following commands:

   updmap --showoptions dvipsPreferOutline
   updmap --showoptions pdftexDownloadBase14
   updmap --showoptions dvipdfmDownloadBase14
   updmap --showoptions dvipsDownloadBase35

results in an error message similar to:

   Unknown item "pdftexDownloadBase14". Choose one of LW35,
   dvipsPreferOutline, dvipsDownloadBase35, pdftexDownloadBase14
   or dvipdfmDownloadBase14

(The item LW35 works as expected.)

Line 747 of updmap.pl says:
elsif ($item =~ 

Removing the doublequotes seems to fix it. I don't know if this
might be a Windows thing. I know very little perl.


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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