[tex-live] Installing fonts from CTAN?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Apr 24 01:00:06 CEST 2012

On Mo, 23 Apr 2012, Ed Siefker wrote:
> I'm sorry this must be a simple question, but I can't find any documentation.
> I'm running TexLive on Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.   The TexLive packages
> appear to be missing the 'Inconsolata' font, which I need for the R project.

The Inconsolate fonts are available for unmodified TeX Live in the
package. If Redhat does not provide these fonts, please contact them.

> Installing packages from CPAN or CRAN can be done with a single command.
> I assume there's something similar for CTAN?  I can't find it with Google.

You assume wrongly. There is no such command. But if you can write one
we would be very happy!

> Can someone point me in the right direction?

Not trivial, best is probably to (following procedure assumes you can
become root)
- get the three files
- unpack them into /usr/local/share/texmf (or whatever your TEXMFLOCAL is,
  find it with: kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFLOCAL)
- activate the map file: this is Redhat specfic I assume, you need to read
  their documentation how to do that. Under normal systems I would say
	updmap-sys --enable Map fi4.map

Best wishes

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