[tex-live] Sorting out updmap/updmap-sys-troubles

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu May 24 10:34:57 CEST 2012

Hi Ulrike,

On 23/05/2012 16:48, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> But what I meant is: If the default installation for "normal" users
> is/should be a single user installation

There is no such thing as a single user installation of TeX Live. Only a
multi-user installation that happens to be used by only one user.

This is completely independent from whether you need administrative privileges
to install or not. On Unix it is perfectly doable to install as a normal user
without any (knowledge of) administrative account and still have the resulting
installation be used by many users.

But maybe we could/should indeed create a "single user" installation option
(obviously not this year), which would basically mean that TEXMFSYSCONFIG ==
TEXMFCONFIG and TEXMFSYSVAR == TEXMFVAR so that updmap and updmap-sys would do
exactly the same thing, hence never conflict.


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