[tex-live] Use of the updmap-local.cfg file

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Jul 30 17:12:40 CEST 2010

On Jul 30, 2010, at 9:51 AM, Beuthe, Thomas wrote:

> ...so you are saying that for the "local" install to find the right files in the right places,
> the "main" directory structure must be replicated in the "local" structure?
> Again, I can try this when I get back to my test machine, but I'm not sure here.
> Why wouldn't the install database be able to find them anywhere in the local area?
> Does it look for different things in different places?
> Is there any documentation I can read up on this about?
> If so, which directory do the map files have to be located?
> It's not obvious from which "main" directory the install picks them from.
> There are a bunch of choices I can see that I could choose to replicate locally:
> C:\texlive\2009\texmf\fonts\map\pdftex\updmap
> C:\texlive\2009\texmf-dist\fonts\map\pdftex
> or perhaps even
> C:\texlive\2009\texmf-var\fonts\map\pdftex\updmap
> The original skeleton of the C:\texlive\texmf-local\fonts...
> does not contain this structure, and nowhere in the documentation
> have I seen this advice with regard to the local map install.
> But then on the other hand, I have not spent more than a day or so searching yet...
> Thomas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Herbert Schulz [mailto:herbs at wideopenwest.com] 
> Sent: July-30-10 8:17 AM
> To: Beuthe, Thomas
> Subject: Re: [tex-live] Use of the updmap-local.cfg file
> On Jul 29, 2010, at 8:57 PM, Beuthe, Thomas wrote:
>> ...
>> So I saved the mt-yy.map and mt-plus.map files in the
>> C:\texlive\texmf-local\web2c
>> area, and also added a updmap-local.cfg file in this location.
>> ...
> Howdy,
> You must put the map files in .../texmf-local/fonts/maps/(possibly dvips/) or sub-dirctories thereof.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


The short answer is YES, replicate the structure.

I usually put extra map files in sub-directories of .../texmf-local/fonts/map/dvips/ but that's out of habit, I assume .../texm-local/fonts/map/ would be fine too.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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