[tex-live] updmap and TEXMFHOME

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Fri Dec 3 15:33:08 CET 2010

Am Fri, 3 Dec 2010 21:49:35 +0900 schrieb Norbert Preining:

>> 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.

The updmap of miktex is doing it: It reads all updmap.cfg-files
starting from the one in the main root up (or down) to the one in
the UserConfig-root. I must say that I don't quite understand why it
should be so difficult for the updmap of TeXLive. It is able to
merge two cfg's (updmap.cfg and updmap-local.cfg) so why not three
or more? 

Ulrike Fischer 

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