[tex-live] .map and .enc files changes
staw at gust.org.pl
Sat Mar 8 05:33:54 CET 2003
On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> > 2. added ready made by updmap texmf/dvips/config/*.map files, (#2954)
> > I think that such files should be always regenerated on Master
> this is not such a good idea; those map files
> should really be in VARTEXMF, ie local. Even if you
> run off the CD, you should still run a local setup
> and create VARTEXMF for .fmt, .map etc
I cannot agree. Those map files cannot hurt in TEXMFMAIN, even
if somebody uses VARTEXMF for run off the CD. But... TL can be also
runable without VARTEXMF ;-)
Example for linux user:
[pdf]tex -ini [pdf]latex.ini
and you can compile your file in the current directory. That's all
needed for a quick test, presentation and so on.
Having ready psfonts.map file, etc. is important!
For win32 I use very simple batch file, which also works:
:: Run: tlcd e latex
:: where %1 - CD ROM drive letter; %2 - format to be made
:: we use only one TeX tree
@echo Variable check
@echo Now we'll make the local format file: %2
@echo Press any key, or Ctrl-C to abort
tex -ini %2.ini
REM pdftex -ini %2.ini
@echo READY! Happy TeX-ing!
For win32 users we have now 3 ways for running off the CD:
1. Fabrice's texlive.exe menu item which installs winshell TeX editor,
temporary VARTEXMF, etc., but working only within winshell session (BLU);
2. my mkloctex.bat which makes VARTEXMF and asks the user for making
some changes in the environment (BLU+).
3. the above (BLU++ turbo ;-)
Why not giving the users such freedom...
StaW at gust.org.pl
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