lucida] Lucida installation with RPM

Andreas Scherer andreas_freenet at
Sat Dec 17 18:02:41 CET 2005

Greetings, Michael,

> I don't have the fonts presently - I have to wait until January.
If it helps, I could send you a "table of contents" of 
(and the contained archive I haven't looked at the 
dividing line between Walter Schmidt's stuff (readily available on CTAN) and 
the non-distributable font files though.

> That way you can build and distribute a nosrc.rpm (won't include the
> fonts)
Good idea. If we could evolve lucida.spec in this direction, it might be 
interesting for TUG to create a "fonts only" package of the commercial parts 
that could be plugged into the free part from CTAN (at least for the 
RPM-savvy). Currently, ships with the free and the 
non-free material, so the nosrc archive would comprise of lucida.spec alone. 
Moreover, the rpmbuild could extract intermediate/creatable files directly 
from source files and archives.

> %define texmf /usr/local/share/texmf
> I don't like that. I don't like _anything_ owned by rpm in /usr/local
:-)  I had the intention to remove the "local" part for my personal 
installation, but have since learned that OpenSUSE's "tetex" (and presumably 
other teTeX-based distributions) already has all the free macro stuff coming 
along (although seems to have some updates in the 
commentary sections of many of the files), so I would have overwritten the 
system installation (while the current setup only hides the original stuff).

> %{!?_texmf: %define _texmf %(eval "echo `kpsewhich -expand-var
> '$TEXMFMAIN'`")}
I for one am using $TEXMFLOCAL. Cool operator though! :-)

Andreas Scherer
Eichendorffstraße 2, 10115 Berlin, Germany

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