[tex-live] Feature request : upgrading and fonts

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 16:43:20 CEST 2010

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Benoit RIVET <benoit.rivet at free.fr> wrote:
> Le 17 sept. 2010 à 14:28, Norbert Preining a écrit :
>> On Fr, 17 Sep 2010, Benoit RIVET wrote:
>>> A recent message in news:fr.comp.text.tex <8b2bf7e5-f83f-40dd-9dd7-d57ea6de0fea at t7g2000vbj.googlegroups.com> shows how frustrating it proves for the average user to upgrade and find out that all previously added fonts have vanished.
>> Reading the man page of tlmgr would help and explain how to achieve
>> exactely that.
>> In short, simply put all the maps into
>>       TEXMFLOCAL/web2c/updmap-local.cfg
>> and call *once* tlmgr generate.
> Thanks for the tip.
>> BTW: You said: "upgraded" ... neither MaCTeX nor TeXLive allows for
>> upgrades, but only new installations ...
> While technically true, this is irrelevant to any user like me who think that installing TL 2010 over TL 2009 _upgrades_ their TL distribution. After all, we never need to reinstall texmf.local Why should we _manually_ care about font maps when all .sty, .cls and the like installed in texmf.local work out of the box after installing a new TL ?
> Running an automatic script during the installation process of TL 2011 (and later) should be an easy solution for people like myself.

It is not exactly true:

Installing TL2010 and modifying path accordingly "pushes out of the way"


but leaves intact and relevant



~/texmf (~/Library/texmf on MacOSX)

BTW as getnonfreefonts installs into
/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts fonts already installed this way
work. But I noticed now it adds more fonts so procedure may be worth
to be repeated


PS Not sure what recently installed binaries



> Benoît RIVET

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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