[tex-live] updmap-sys problem

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sat May 19 02:08:18 CEST 2012

Hi Norbert,

On May 18, 2012, at 16:49 , Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> On Fr, 18 Mai 2012, Maxwell, Adam R wrote:
>> updmap-sys failed (status 2), output:
>> Nested quantifiers in regex; marked by <-- HERE in m/(/var/folders/gf/gf2bDLqLEWypyyNLFbXijE+++ <-- HERE TI/-Tmp-/Library/texmf|/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-config)/web2c/updmap.cfg/ at /usr/texbin/updmap line 297.
> Hmm, line 297 is a comment here on my computer .. I assume it is the line
> 	if ($f =~ m!($TEXMFHOME|$TEXMFCONFIG)/web2c/updmap.cfg!) {
> but how do you end up with such a path in TEXMFHOME or TEXMFCONFIG?

TeX Live Utility sets the $HOME environment variable to a temporary
directory, in order to avoid problems with updmap and fonts in the
user's home directory.  Or something like that...I'd have to dig back
through the mactex list archives to figure it out, or get one of the
guys who understands TeX font stuff to explain it.


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