[External] problem with updmap

Goodman, Frederick M goodman at uiowa.edu
Thu Dec 15 01:59:41 CET 2022

Thanks.   I prefer to continue doing it as I indicated.  I’ve been doing it that way for a decade at least, and it is the way recommended here: https://tug.org/fonts/fontinstall.html.  The fonts are installed in the texmf-local tree.

The command invocation was as indicated.  In fact, I just cut and paste from my notes which I use every year when I install the new texlive. But I agree with you that the command seems not to be parsed correctly, and the mystery I’d like to clear up is why.

updmap is actually a perl script, and it could conceivably have to do with apple having changed the perl implementation.  But I also tried to force the use of perl 5.18, and that didn’t make any difference.

Thanks again, Fred

> On Dec 14, 2022, at 6:33 PM, Norbert Preining <norbert at preining.info> wrote:
> Hi
>> I have just installed texlive 2022, specifically mactex. Whenever I install a new version of texlive, I also have to update font mappings because I use some special (commercial) fonts. The 2-step procedure for this, which I long ago gleaned from latex help sites is the following. In a terminal run
>>  1.  sudo -H mktexlsr
>>  2.  sudo -H updmap-sys --force --enable Map=newfont.map,
> That is of course possible, but I would suggest:
> - putting the map files (and related font files) into
> - add a updmap.cfg file in
> 	TEXMFLOCAL/web2c/updmap.cfg
> and with this setup, the font will be automatically be picked up by
> updmap, since it reads *all* cfg files found.
>> Unknown option: force --enable Map
> That sounds like you called
> 	updmap-sys '--force --enable Map=newfont.map'
> which would be passed as *one* long argument named
> 	force --enable Map
> with value
> 	newfont.map
> Can you please check the invocation?
> Best
> Norbert
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