[tex-live] Problem with updmap?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jul 8 23:43:08 CEST 2012


I thought I sent this out before but I didn't see it come through.

I may have made a mistake with the naming of the original dummy updmap.cfg I placed in $TEXMFHOME/web2c (~/Library/texmf/web2c for MacTeX) for installing fonts in the personal tree. When I run `updmap' I now I do see that updmap.cfg on the list of searched files however it still seems to want to write to $TEXMFSYSVAR/... rather than $TEXMVAR/... (~/Library/texlive/2012/texmf-var/... for MacTeX); that fails because $TEXMFSYSVAR is owned by root for MacTeX.

$ updmap
updmap is using the following updmap.cfg files (in precedence order):
updmap: Directory "/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-var/fonts/map/dvips/updmap" isn't writable:  at /usr/texbin/updmap line 1206.


$ updmap --version
updmap (TeX Live, multi) version $Id: updmap.pl 26891 2012-06-10 22:41:49Z karl $

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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