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

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Thu Jun 8 18:25:33 CEST 2006

On Jun 8, 2006, at 9:10 AM, <stephenmoye at cox.net>  
<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.

OK, now I am *very* confused (before I was just confused). :-)

I have used ~/Library/texmf ever since I installed TeXShop 5 years  
ago and while everything hasn't been perfect, I wouldn't describe any  
of my experiences as chilling.

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

Given the recent discussion regarding updmap vs. updmap-sys vs. other  
commands I don't entirely understand, would it be possible for some  
kind soul to summarize where we should be keeping our "local" files  
and why /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local is better than ~/Library/ 
texmf and what commands we should be using to update all those things  
that need updating when new stuff is installed? As background, I have  
a lot of stuff in ~/Library/texmf. In particular, I have files in all  
of the following:


Some practical advice for the confused would be really useful. If I  
understand it, I will even be happy to create a summary I can post  
somewhere for feedback that can then be made widely available. If  
such a summary already exists, I apologize (but please point me to  
it). :-)


-- Gary
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