[OS X TeX] GW Extras and i-Installer

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Feb 5 22:30:23 CET 2010

On Feb 5, 2010, at 3:13 PM, R. Vijay Krishna wrote:

> On Feb 5, 2010, at 5:13 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> Am 05.02.2010 um 05:50 schrieb R. Vijay Krishna:
>>> Checking (required) dependency set 0 (only one should be available). Reason: The i-Package must use fondu to unpack Mac fonts into the TeX tree.
>>> ## File /usr/local/bin/fondu is available.
>> That's the cause! Just install fondu (another i-Installer package) and then repeat the installation.
>> GwTeX is a bit old... (Mac TeX is based on TeX Live 2009)
> Thanks Pete, but it still doesn't work.  In particular, the line above says fondu is available, so where is the problem.  In any case, I tried to reinstall fondu (which already existed) and I got the same message "Unarchive Stage Failed".  I also got the same report for fontconfig
> -------------------------
> Checking (required) dependency set 0 (all should be available). Reason: Fontconfig is linked dynamically against Freetype2 and will not work without those shared libraries installed
> ## Required  file /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.6.dylib is available. Good.
> Dependency requirements fulfilled.
> Starting trueinstall tasks
> Prepare stage completed
> Unarchive stage failed
> --------------------------
> The reason I'm trying to use GW Extras is to access the gtaMacfonts.  (Otherwise I use MacTex 2009.)  Is there any other way to download the package, without using i-Installer?
> Thanks again,
> Vijay


Do still have access to a gwTeX which has the gtamac fonts installed? If so you need only move the files from the locations in texmf.gwTeX to the corresponding location in texmf-local. You DON'T enable the maps since the fonts will only work with pdflatex because the fonts were converted to ttf (via fondu) and the sty files tell pdflatex to load the maps on the fly. After moving all the fonts over you need only run

sudo mktexlsr

(or sudo texhash --- a synonym), enter your admin password and it should all work. Bruno Voisin gave a list before:

/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/doc/fonts/gtamacfonts/ -> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/doc/fonts/gtamacfonts/
/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/fonts/afm/gtamacfonts/ -> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/afm/gtamacfonts/
/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/fonts/enc/dvips/gtamacfonts/ -> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/enc/dvips/gtamacfonts/
/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/fonts/map/pdftex/gtamacfonts/ -> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/map/pdftex/gtamacfonts/
/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/fonts/tfm/gtamacfonts/ -> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/tfm/gtamacfonts/
/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/fonts/truetype/gtamacfonts/ -> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/truetype/gtamacfonts/
/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/fonts/vf/gtamacfonts/ -> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/vf/gtamacfonts/
/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/tex/context/gtamacfonts/ -> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/context/gtamacfonts/
/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/tex/latex/gtamacfonts/ -> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/latex/gtamacfonts/

Hope that helps.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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