[tex-live] updmap question

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Mar 5 08:33:00 CET 2003

Hi friends!

How is updmap supposed to be configured?

I have
/usr/TeX/texmf		my local texmf path, WITH my texmf.cnf
/usr/TeX/texmf-var	variable data, mostly pool from
			source.development and fmt/log files from
			texconfig init
/src/p4-base/Master/texmf	you know this

in the texmf.cnf = /usr/TeX/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf I set
TEXMFMAIN =                     /src/p4-base/Master/texmf
TEXMFLOCAL =                    $SELFAUTOPARENT/texmf
VARTEXMF =                      $SELFAUTOPARENT/texmf-var

Now I want to have my adapted updmap.cfg: I put it into
but it is not used. Putting it into
erases it when calling updmap. bash -x shows me:
+ rm -f /usr/TeX/texmf-var/web2c/updmap.cfg
+ cp /src/p4-base/Master/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg /usr/TeX/texmf-var/web2c/updmap.cfg
Is this supposed to be done like this?

I thought updmap.cfg could be tailored to my needs. Or is it a problem
with my TEXMF{MAIN,LOCAL} setting?

BTW: I am using the above setup in several places, but unfortunately it
seems to generate some problems, although it looks to me not like
complete nonsense - any comments?

Best wishes


Norbert Preining <preining AT logic DOT at>         Technische Universität Wien
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