[lltx] new tlmgr action

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon May 10 04:16:34 CEST 2010

Dear all,

On Sa, 08 Mai 2010, Elie Roux wrote:
> mkluatexfontdb.lua that explores and analyses the fonts in TEXMF and  
> Would it be possible to:
> - execute the script at the end of the installation with tlmgr?

At the end of installation of TeX Live? Then it is install-tl, but anyway.
Yes, easy.

> - add a button or something in the menu to execute it? Or integrate it  
> in another tlmgr update button?

I guess the best place would be to add it to the actions in the tlmgr GUI
where there is already something for updmap-sys etc.

> - have the scripts mkluatexfontdb and mkluatexfontdb-sys in the binaries 
> of TeXLive? (the program automatically switches to TEXMFSYSVAR if called 
> with a filename containing "-sys")

That is easy, too, we just have to link them there, or so.

One question: At which point in time these mkluatexfontdb-sys should be 
called during normal operation? Say we install a set of new fonts (.pfb
format)? WOuld it make sense to call the script?

Why do I ask? It looks like this script should be called always when
updmap-sy is also called. Maybe it will be called a few times more, but
that does not hurt as you said.

So the idea is that we adapt the tlmgr so that when it would call updmap-sys
to enable/disable some maps, it would also call that script.

Does that make sense?

On Mo, 10 Mai 2010, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> > I didn't realize the current situation was such a mess,
> I'm still not sure it is.
> > I've just tried
> > to update everything, and I'm fixing small pieces of code everywhere,
> > almost nothing works... Even
> > http://tug.org/~mpg/packages/luatextra+luatexbase+luaextra-20100330.tds.zip
> > doesn't work with my (latest trunk) LuaTeX...
> I'm very surprised, I tested it thouroghly with luatex 0.25.4, 0.40.6 and
> whatever was trunk at this date. Could you please provide me a test file so that
> I can try to reproduce your problems?

I guess I will not start doing anything here until all of you have cleaned
up a bit.

I agree that having that in 2010 would be nice, but if it simply is not
ready so it be.

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
JAIST, Japan            TU Wien, Austria           Debian TeX Task Force
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