[tex-live] TeXLive with PS/Type1-Fonts: Proposal for an enhancement of the TeXLive documentation

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sun May 30 07:28:32 CEST 2004

> 1. We - especially Frank Kuester - are not sure, whether it is possible 
> that updmap.cfg is overwritten by some installation/update routines of 
> TeXLive.

AFAIK, packaging mechanism of TeX Live *edits* the updmap.cfg file. I.e.
if you add a package that contains a map file, it is automatically added
(resp. enabled by removing a comment) in updmap.cfg.

Sebastian, Fabirce, Staszek should know it better, so please correct me
if I am wrong.

> 2. There was a debate on the correct syntax of updmap. Dependent on the 
> used plattform and/or distribution it seems to be correct to write 
> 'updmap --enable Map=xyz.map' or 'updmap --enable Map xyz.map'. Although 

Only the second version is what the UNIX version supports. I think that
some version of Fabrice' Win32 port have allowed the first version.  I am
unsure if these version also support "my" calling convention.  Fabrice?


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