[OS X TeX] Backing out of a ~/Library/texmf install

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Jun 8 15:44:51 CEST 2006

On Jun 8, 2006, at 8:10 AM, <stephenmoye at cox.net> wrote:

> Some time ago, I installed the Lucida fonts in ~/Library/texmf  
> install with updmap. Now that i-Installer complains to me regularly  
> that it has detected a personal setup in my teTeX installation, and  
> having read all the good reasons not to have such a setup, and,  
> finally, reading the chilling experiences of  those who did have  
> such a setup -- I would like to repent of my sins and reinstall the  
> fonts in /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local.
> Before I do anything I might regret, I want to review what I think  
> are the steps to accomplish this
> 1. I'll move (mv) the files/directories from ~/Library/texmf to the  
> corresponding locations in /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local
> 2. I'll remove any leftover files and directories in ~/Library/ 
> texmf  -- what would those be? Is web2c one of them?

Unless you have special personal formats you can remove this directory.

> 3. Run sudo -H updmap-sys --enable-map lucida.map

I'd run

sudo texhash

before this. Then

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

(notice the options are not the same as you have different --- the  
`=' is optional, you can replace it with a space)

finally (possibly --- I don't remember of the --enable run also  
rebuilds the map files used by the system)

sudo -H updmap-sys

> I'm fairly clear on the normal installation process. It is undoing  
> an older installation that I am concerned about.
> Thanks as always for any help.
> Stephen Moye

I've gotten into the habit of installing all new fonts for use by all  
users by installing into texmf.local. It makes no sense to use updmap- 
sys without the -H option since that would put a map file in  
texmf.local using fonts in your private directory. I avoid using  
updmap; although that might just be fine it seems to lead to all  
sorts of problems when updating the TeX system.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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