[OS X TeX] MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 49, Issue 4

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 7 02:54:23 CET 2011

On Nov 6, 2011, at 3:49 PM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> On 11/6/11 3:00 PM, macosx-tex-request at email.esm.psu.edu wrote:
>> Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2011 17:14:22 -0400
>> From: Murray Eisenberg<murrayeisenberg at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [OS X TeX] where put MathTimePro2&  Lucida files?
>> To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List<macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
>> Message-ID:<4EB5A72E.2020502 at gmail.com>
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>> With MacTeX/TeXLive 2011 under Snow Leopard, should the PCTeX files for
>> the MathTimePro2 and Lucida fonts go into the tree at
>>    /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local
>> or should they go, instead, into the tree at
>>    ~/Library/texmf
>> ?
>> The help athttp://www.pctex.com/kb/74.html  says to use former
>> (texmf-local).
>> I seem to recall there was some issue concerning when runs updmap (or is
>> it updmap-sys) in this regard.
> I remember now why I tried to put the additional local font support files in ~/Library/texmf: because on my iMac, that's on the internal HD, whereas /usr is on the start-up SSD. The former has twice as much capacity as the latter.
> Is there a way to use ~/Library/texmf instead of /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local that will avoid problems, e.g., with errors or warnings when using TeXLive Utility, or otherwise? Or is it just not a very good idea?


It is perfectly possible to use the ~/Library/texmf/ tree. For personal packages I use it all the time. I'm philosophically against it because I prefer all fonts be available to all users of the system (I sometimes use another ``user'' to do testing). Others have given you instructions of what you have to do. Finally, if you do use the ~/Library/texmf/ tree there is no need to run

sudo mktexlsr

since TeX searches that tree directly rather than using an ls-R file.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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