[OS X TeX] Re: .map file not found?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Apr 12 16:42:29 CEST 2012

On Apr 12, 2012, at 9:33 AM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> Michael Sharpe <msharpe at ...> writes:
>> It's not a good idea to install font files in your home texmf folder, as 
>> it can prevent font updates by TeX Live
>> Utility from having the intended effect with fonts it updates.
>> Don't give a full path to your map file. Once the map file is in some 
>> appropriate part of the texmf forest, it will be found by updmap[-sys].
>> With running updmap-sys and then updmap, you have creeated a 
>> bit of a mess,
>> with two versions of updmap.cfg, one in ~/Library/texlive/2011/ 
>> that now shadows you system version.
>> I'd advise you to get rid of the home version before doing anything 
>> else.
> I don't think putting new fonts and support inside ~/Library/texmf is a 
> problem, per discussions at MacOSX-TeX list.
> I've resolved the problem with the .map files not being found: I have in 
> ~/Library/texmf/web2c a file updmap.cfg. As soon as I added to it the 
> entries...
>  Map wolfram.map #localtexmf/dvips/config/wolfram.map
> Map pdfwolfram.map #localtexmf/pdftex/config/pdfwolfram.map
> ... now running sudo updmap-sys runs normally and finds the
> newly-added .map files.


Basically what you did is to do part of the work of updmap manually.

So you ran

updmap ...

rather than

sudo updmap-sys ...

at some point? Don't know how much time has been wasted fighting this kind of stuff when things don't work easily.

How do you have your TeX Live Utility preferences set up?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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