[tex-k] Updmap-sys does not leave out MAP file fragments in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c/updmap-local.cfg

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jun 15 01:08:50 CEST 2011

On Di, 14 Jun 2011, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> The tetex scripts always considered lines beginning with # as comment
> lines.  The ! indicates that an entry is disabled.  It's needed in

I know.

> #!SkakNew.map
> #!arabi.map
> #!arevvn.map
> #!ascii.map
> instead of
> #!Map SkakNew.map
> #!Map arabi.map
> #!Map arevvn.map
> #!Map ascii.map
> into updmap.cfg.  These lines can't be enabled because the [Mixed]Map
> column is missing.

This is because I don't want to do text magic. The file updmap-local.cfg
is NOT included as is into updmap.cfg, but processed.

> Thus, it would be better if tlmgr rejects invalid entries.  However,

What do you mean with 'invalid' entries?
I can write arbitrary things into this file.

> But what I don't understand is why anybody wants to disable Map
> entries for installed fonts.  This makes sense for MixedMap entries

Easy: I have mtpro fonts and I have to disable the beleek fonts, otherwise
updmap dies. THere are for sure other reasons.

> If one wants to disable outline fonts, the best solution is to
> uninstall them.  Simply removing map entries leads to a broken

As Peter said, this is not always possible, due to dependencies.

Best wishes

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