[tex-live] updmap and TEXMFHOME

Bob Tennent rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Fri Dec 3 14:14:24 CET 2010

 >|> Surely we can do better than this. The problem seems to be that updmap
 >|> currently expects a *single* configuration file. It should instead
 >|> merge system, local, and user files when it is called. Or it should be
 >|> possible for one config file to link to another; then they could be
 >|> changed independently (without necessitating regeneration of the one
 >|> true updmap.cfg).
 >|Yes we know, but nobody came up with a solution. Mind that updmap is
 >|a mdta program, it generates conf files for other progs, so simply
 >|including other (users) files is not enough, optimally *all* programs
 >|should read from different sources....

I don't know what a mdta program is. AFAIK, only updmap and updmap-sys
read updmap.cfg files. Their *outputs* are read by other programs but
I'm only talking about re-organizing their *input(s)*.

 >|If someone steps forward and does that for tex, pdftex, xetex, dvips,
 >|luatex, etc etc that would be great ... but nobody did.

I'm sorry if I'm missing some crucial points but sarcasm isnt going to


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