[OS X TeX] MinionPro Package with LiveTeX

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sun Feb 17 13:03:58 CET 2008

On  17 Feb, 2008, at 03:17, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 17.02.2008 um 00:53 schrieb Matthew Braham:
>> I currently have the files in:
>> Users/Matthew/Library/texmf/
>> The map file is MinionPro.map and is currently located in:
>> Users/Matthew/Library/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/MinionPro/
> Having installed this package in the personal area makes it a bit  
> useless. And this is true only for this particular case where you  
> need to enable a MAP file fragment, namely MinionPro.map. Your  
> personal setup probably has no useful updmap.cfg file, so when you  
> invoke
> 	updmap --enable Map=MinionPro.map
> TeX would find your MAP file and then see only MinionPro fonts  
> mapped to TeX font names (or vice-versa). So its best to first copy  
> the system's updmap.cfg into ~/.texlive2007/texmf-config/web2c,  
> which first needs to be created:
> 	mkdir -p ~/.texlive2007/texmf-config/web2c
> Then you could enable the MAP file fragment.
> The dirty trick could be to invoke 'sudo updmap --enable  
> Map=MinionPro.map' – which will make your private parts owned by  
> root, unalterable.

I have all my personally installed fonts (and maps) in ~/Library/ 
texmf...; I always enable those maps with ``sudo updmap-sys --enable  
Map=<font>.map''; the updmap.cfg changed is in /usr/local/texlive/ 
2007/texmf-config/web2c/ and the log file in ~/.texlive2007/texmf-var/ 
web2c/, and I didn't have to create that web2c directory (which, by  
the way, only has that updmap.log file): it was created in the process.

Maybe the most sensible solution is that proposed by Bruno Voisin,  
the one where he advise ``First: don't log in as root''. I only  
disagree with him in ``I regret that such actions, which were done in  
a perfectly safe and clean way, and with a GUI, by i-Installer...''

For me, MacTeX installer and further personal installations have been  
easy and straightforward (I just do what I did with gwTeX), and one  
could also mess up things with gwTeX.

And I still wonder ---where is that MnSymbol.map that's working OK?



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