[lucida] Problems with Installation

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at me.com
Thu Jul 25 09:34:06 CEST 2013

Le 25 juil. 2013 à 08:37, ulrike demske <udemske at googlemail.com> a écrit :

> Results:
> ulrikes-imac:~ udemske$ ls -R /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local > ~/Desktop/texmflocallist.txt
> ulrikes-imac:~ udemske$ kpsewhich --all lucida.map
> /Users/udemske/Library/texlive/2012/texmf-var/fonts/map/dvips/lucida/lucida.map
> ulrikes-imac:~ udemske$ kpsewhich --all pdftex.map
> /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map
> /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map
> ulrikes-imac:~ udemske$ 
> and the txt file:
> <texmflocallist.txt>

So it appears the fonts are not installed at all: all you have in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local is the bunch of empty directories created by MacTeX on install.

What probably went wrong is item 3) of the instructions at <http://tug.org/store/lucida/README-type1.txt>:

3) unzip the archive as retrieved.  It unpacks into subdirectories
   fonts/, tex/, and so on.  These directories will probably already
   exist if you already have a local texmf tree; that's ok.  You must
   use an unzip program or settings which does *not* create any
   top-level directory of its own (such as "lucida-type1/"), but just
   unpacks what is in the zip file.

As explained in one of my earlier messages, I don't do this myself, I unpack the archive to the Desktop then move all the subdirectories to place manually.

I don't know how to do what's described in item 3). I just tried with a test file something which would become in your case

	sudo unzip lucida-type1.zip -d /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local

but what it only did is create a subdir lucida-type1 inside /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local, not merge its included directory hierarchy inside that already existing in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local.

It must certainly be a matter of using the correct invocation of unzip, because I know that people like Dich Koch do this on the Mac. But I can't find the message where he explained this to me a few years back, in the tens of thousands of messages in my TeX-related mailboxes.

So all I can advise for now is:

- Remove ~/Library/texlive/2012/texmf-var/fonts/map/dvips/lucida/lucida.map. It shouldn't be there.

- Remove ~/Library/texlive/2012/texmf-var/fonts/map altogether. If not empty, it might cause problems later.

- Put lucida-type1.zip on the Desktop, double-click it, then move all its subdirectories into the matching subdirectories of /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local, one by one, authenticating in the Finder every time it is required.

- Run

	sudo -H mktexlsr

- Run

	sudo -H updmap-sys --enable Map lucida.map

Attached is the listing of the Lucida-related files in my texmf-local, to give an idea of how things should be. Not to be taken by the letter though: it's something I built myself based on the support files from CTAN plus fonts purchased from PCTeX not TUG, so the way TUG organizes files in their lucida-type1.zip may be slightly different; there is the lucimatx LaTeX package -- an alternative to lucidabr -- which is from PCTeX and isn't provided by TUG; and my texmf-local contains many other things, I tried to remove manually in the listing everything's that's not lucida, but I was short on time and probably forgot things.

Hope this helps,


PS In case you have problems accessing ~/Library (hidden by default on OS X 10.7 and above: press Alt and open the Go menu, a new item Library will appear; or type in Terminal

	chflags nohidden ~/Library

that will make ~/Library visible permanently (that is, until the next OS update which generally resets ~/Library to hidden).

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