[tex-live] fc-cache documentation ?

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Sun Aug 28 11:00:17 CEST 2016

On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 09:33:27AM +0100, Philip Taylor wrote:
> Norbert Preining wrote:
> > Admin install on Windows and user without permissions to change, this is also possible on Windows.
> I still don't understand, Norbert.  Exactly which operations do you believe might require elevated privileges ?  Reading the last-modified date for the system font directory{y|ies} ?  (not required for Windows 7 Ultimate).  Manipulating the cache ? (this already takes place).
> ** Phil.
> -- 
> Philip Taylor

in texmf-dist/web2c/texmf.cnf:


So in an admin install, admin permissions are required to update the
font cache. Note that as of the 2016 release, the entire TL
directory is write-protected for non-admin users.

A Windows-only option in tlmgr to (re-)run fc-cache would help.

For our university installation, I have added lines


to <root>/texmf.cnf because I do not control the system fonts of

Is there a way to run fc-cache separately for TL fonts and for
system fonts?

Siep Kroonenberg

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