[OS X TeX] tlmgr

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Oct 17 16:23:27 CEST 2008

On Oct 17, 2008, at 9:15 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> ...
> The latter would fail to integrate personal (private) font  
> resources. In a multi-user environment it's the correct (and legal)  
> behaviour (because only one person received the license to use the  
> fonts). In a typical personal computer situation the former command  
> is more adequate, at least it saves some space on disk and extra  
> work for the personal setup.
> It could also fail in a situation where RC files for the shell in / 
> etc were not updated. Then only the user has PATH set correctly  
> (otherwise TeX would not work) while the super-user would miss the  
> component that points to the TeX distribution's programmes.
> ...


Don't know if I agree with you here. Using

sudo updmap-sys ...

will include an personal map files at the system level but they still  
can't be used by other users since the type1 fonts, etc., are not  
available to other users. You haven't violated any agreements.

What I do know is that we've seen many problems and great confusion  
when updmap is used rather than updmap-sys and similar with fmtutil vs  

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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