[OS X TeX] TeX i-Package updated (foo-sys/foo workaround, font map search improvement)

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Sat Jun 24 17:13:57 CEST 2006

On Jun 24, 2006, at 10:49 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

>> Le 23-juin-06 à 13:28, Gerben Wierda a écrit :
>>> On Jun 23, 2006, at 13:11, Franck Pastor wrote:
>>>> Does the commmand "updmap" (without sudo) work as before ?
>>> No. You need to edit /usr/local/teTeX/texmf.local to get the
>>> previous behaviour. Where it says:
>>>> % teTeX-3.0 and TL2005 require these. Note, if you want pre-2005
>>>> behaviour,
>>>> % set GWTEXVAR to VARTEXMF. That makes foo and foo-sys behave the
>>>> same
>>>> % roughly and close to old-style). Setting GWTEXVAR to HOMETEXMF
>>>> gives you
>>>> % new (incompatible) behaviour
>>> You can change the first variable to
>>> to get the default TL2004-TL2005 (TL2003 and before incompatible)
>>> behaviour. I notice now that the comment is wrong. Sigh. That is
>>> what you get when you're in a hurry. I cannot change that before
>>> Monday.
>>> G
>> One more question: suppose I don't change this texmf.cnf file. If I
>> want to keep my new font files (.map, .pfa, etc.) installed in my
>> personal directory (i.e. HOMETEXMF, which means ~/Library/texmf, I
>> presume), what should I do with updmap ?
> Then you should edit /usr/local/teTeX/texmf.cnf. As is now, the new
> 'personal' behaviour of updmap etc is blocked.

Gerben, Herb, Bruno, et al.,

I want to make sure that I am understanding this (I am the only user  
on this machine, if that helps). So, if I keep all my additions  
(fonts, class files, style files, macros I input, etc.) in:


and *I* don't put anything in texmf.local, then it appears that I  
should be editing /usr/local/teTeX/texmf.cnf as described above. Is  
that correct? Who puts stuff in texmf.local since I didn't put  
anything there? This is still so confusing. :-)

So, if I am the only user on this machine, I can put all local  
additions in ~/Library/texmf/ and I should run use:

sudo updmap-sys --enable Map MyMap.map

for enabling map files. Yes? No? Depends?

I just noticed that I do have "updmap" directories in the following  


Should they be there?

Thank you for *any* insight you can provide. :-)

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