[texhax] Font installation

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Mar 3 20:05:32 CET 2013

On Mar 3, 2013, at 12:34 PM, Henrik Frisk <frisk.h at gmail.com> wrote:

>> For the record, the very first release of TeX Live was based on teTeX
>> and thus supported Unix systems only.  The second release already
>> supported Windows too, providing the Windows binaries from fpTeX,
>> compiled by Fabrice.
>> Ulrike,
>> updmap is as old as teTeX.  The first version did not have the
>> --enable option and users had to edit the config file manually.
>> A later version introduced the --enable option, but this happened
>> more than a decade ago.  Unfortunately I currently don't have anything
>> older than TeX Live 2003 installed, but I can at least confirm that
>> the commands described above were supported ten years ago already.
> Thanks Reinhard for that information.
> I have now upgraded to TeXlive2012 and tried to reinstall the files
> but with the same depressing result. Everything now lives in
> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local. If it wasn't for the fact that I have
> used these fonts before I would think there is something not right
> with the files.
> However, I still think there's womething not right with the search
> path. Though kpsewhich --var-value TEXMFLOCAL gives me
> /usr/local/texlive/2012/../texmf-local running updmap-sys --enable
> Map=map does not list this file. mktexlsr does however. Any thoughts
> would be greatly appreciated!
> /H


What is the path to the font.map file as reported by kpsewhich: i.e., what does

kpsewhich font.map


What are you using for `map' in

updmap-sys --enable Map=map

command? Who owns your TeX distribution? If it's owned by root you need to use `sudo' before the command.

Finally, did you ever run updmap rather than updmaap-sys? If so you have a map file in your personal texmf-var (TEXMFVAR as opposed to TEXMFHOME) which is overriding the system one.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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