[RFU] TeX Live 2012 (texlive-20120628-1, etc.)

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sun Aug 5 10:30:00 GMT 2012

On 8/4/2012 12:37 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> It's updmap IIRC, the error message contains the line where the check is
> happening.  I see no downside in providing an empty texmf-site however,
> parallel to some Emacs distributions.

I'm glad you told me about this.  In TeX Live 2012 updmap has a new 
feature that allows a system to have more than one updmap.cfg, with 
preference given to one in TEXMFLOCAL (which is /usr/share/texmf-site on 
Cygwin).  Unfortunately, the script fails with the error message you got 
if TEXMFLOCAL doesn't exist.

This means that all the updmap-sys commands in the existing 
texlive-collection-*-20120628-1 postinstall scripts have failed.  I need 
to fix this before I pursue your suggestion further.  I think the way to 
fix it is to update texlive-collection-basic so that it contains (a) 
/usr/share/texmf-site and (b) a postinstall script that will rerun the 
'updmap-sys --enable' commands from the existing 
/etc/postinstall/texlive-collection-*.sh.done scripts.

Suggestions for a better way to do this are welcome.


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