[tex-live] Problem with updmap?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jul 9 00:18:51 CEST 2012

On Jul 8, 2012, at 4:43 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,
> 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):
>  /Users/herbs/Library/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
>  /usr/local/texlive/2012/../texmf-local/web2c/updmap.cfg
>  /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
>  /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/web2c/updmap.cfg
> updmap: Directory "/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-var/fonts/map/dvips/updmap" isn't writable:  at /usr/texbin/updmap line 1206.
> and
> $ 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)


I'm having a bad day!!! 

Many years ago I set an alias that set updmap to updmap-sys in my .bash_profile and completely forgot about it. Sigh...

Once I removed that stupid alias is all works properly. Now I hang my head in shame on the tex-live list...

Very sorry for the noise!

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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