[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?
> 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.
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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