[OS X TeX] Lucida again

Josep Maria Font jmfont at ub.edu
Wed Feb 11 19:43:57 CET 2009

El 11/02/2009, a las 18:38, George Gratzer escribió:

> I do not have that. Do I have to create it?
> GG
> On 11-Feb-09, at 10:28 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>> On Feb 11, 2009, at 10:51 AM, George Gratzer wrote:
>>> P.S. Is there any place we could put Lucida so it does not get  
>>> wiped out? G.
>> ~/Library/texmf

Hi George,

I have my Lucida installation in ~/Library/texmf, which is just a  
folder called texmf inside your Library folder (the one inside your  
Home folder). I put the things that come packaged with the Lucida  
fonts in several folders inside texmf, mimicking the structure that  
one gets when unpacking the distributed zip file; that is, some things  
go into a subfolder called doc, others inside fonts, others inside  
source, and finally others inside tex/latex. SOme sub- and susub- 
folders have to be created in each case, but you do all this operating  
normally, in the Finder.

After doing this, I open the Terminal and type

sudo updmap --enable Map lucida.map

and that's all I needed to do with the Terminal. Since the material is  
inside my user home, new installations of TeX do not erase it; only I  
need to re-issue the above terminal command after new installations of  

BTW, you did comment on having a clone of your system in an external  
hard disk, etc. My advice is that once you have it, you update it  
daily! Actually, with Time Machine now one can even have incremental  
hourly copies without having to bother too much about them. Although  
Time Machine is far from being a ripe product, it does help. Recently  
my hard disk simply crashed, and after exchanging it I was able to  
reinstall *everything* (system, TeX, all users) from the Time Machine  
backup, in the state it was just half an hour before crashing.

I actually have a Time Capsule at home, which besides creating the  
home's WiFi network, automatically backups all hard disks of all the  
Macs at home (3). At work, I have a second hard disk in my PowerMac.



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