'autoinst' does not terminate

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Oct 26 23:28:04 CEST 2019

On 2019-10-26 at 06:25:25 +0900, Akira Kakuto wrote:

 > Because you have already relevant type1 fonts in a texmf tree

There is a discrepancy between the kpathsea library and the
commandline option -target=./

The -target option doesn't work at all and should better be removed
for the time being.

For instance, autoinst calls updmap in order to register a map file.
This works because only the name is required, not the location.  The
file itself is installed somewhere else (value of -target), where
kpathsea doesn't look for files.

If you invoke updmap again, it's aware of the filename but the file
itself cannot be found and updmap suggests to run it again with

autoinst should never touch an existing TeX Live system unless -target
points exactly to this system or is omitted.


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