[tex-live] "Can't find font" : which step(s) have I overlooked ?

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Feb 11 09:48:57 CET 2010

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> For the time being you have two options in order to invoke
> getnonfreefonts-sys.
>    1. cd texmf/scripts/getnonfreefonts
>       copy /b getnonfreefonts.pl getnonfreefonts-sys.pl
>       mktexlsr
>    2. getnonfreefonts has an undocumented option --sys.  The
>       invocations
>         getnonfreefonts-sys
>       and
>         getnonfreefonts --sys
>       should be equivalent.

Option (2) seems preferable to me; indeed, it is not
clear why there need to be two command names at all,
when a single command plus appropriate qualifier(s)
can achieve the same effect.

> The reason files were installed in TEXMFHOME instead of TEXMFLOCAL is
> that you ran getnonfreefonts instead of getnonfreefonts-sys.  Running
> getnonfreefonts-sys again won't help because files in TEXMFHOME take
> priority.
> If you are absolutely sure that you never installed anything in
> TEXMFHOME yourself, just remove everything from TEXMFHOME and TEXMFVAR
> and run mktexlsr.

Clear about deleting below TEXMFHOME, but why iunder TEXMFVAR; why
might there be things there, Reinhard, and why is it safe to delete
them ?

** Phil.

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