'autoinst' does not terminate

Uwe Siart usenet at siart.de
Sun Oct 27 10:28:28 CET 2019

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:

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

Hello Reinhard,

I have informed Marc about the points that you raised and I also sent
him Akira's feedback and his patches.

Thanks for discussing.


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