[OS X TeX] MinionPro Package with LiveTeX

Matthew Braham m.braham at rug.nl
Sun Feb 17 21:52:28 CET 2008

MinionPro works!

For all who have contributed to this thread, many, many thanks. Dick  
finally sorted it. I think I will leave him to explain the mess.


On Feb 17, 2008, at 13:03 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> 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?
> Best,
> Axel
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