[tex-live] broken configuration? (was updmap and TEXMFHOME)

Bob Tennent rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Fri Dec 3 16:33:03 CET 2010

 >|On Fr, 03 Dez 2010, Bob Tennent wrote:
 >|> kpsewhich tcfmgr.map
 >|> produces no result, despite
 >|That doesn't mean anything, mine doesn't either and still it does
 >|What is your problem?

Well the first time I tried to pdflatex something after a tlmgr update,
I got the familiar missing font messages, so I did updmap and it
immediately bailed telling me that tcfmgr.map couldn't be found (I can't
recall the exact message). At this point I looked at my updmap.cfg and
realized most of my additions had gone missing. After copying tcfmgr.map
to wherever I was and restoring updmap.cfg from backup, I'm again in
business. And now updmap seems to work without needing a local copy of
tcfmgr.map.  All very mysterious.

Bob T.

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