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

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sun Aug 5 22:26:00 GMT 2012

On 8/5/2012 6:29 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
> 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.

Another consequence of the fact that updmap reads more than one 
updmap.cfg file is that /usr/share/texmf-dist/web2c/updmap.cfg should 
not be included in the distribution.  (It effectively enables all 
possible maps that are not explicitly disabled in 
/etc/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg.)  So my new release of 
texlive-collection-basic has to exclude this file.

If any TeX users on this list want to help make sure that I've got it 
right, you could test it as follows:

1. Save the attached script and make it executable.

2. Issue the following commands:

mkdir -p /usr/share/texmf-site
rm -f /usr/share/texmf-dist/web2c/updmap.cfg

As a variation on this, you could first delete (or move) 
/etc/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg.  It should get recreated.


-------------- next part --------------
#! /bin/bash

# Users who installed texlive-collection-*-20120628-1 when
# /usr/share/texmf-site didn't exist found that the updmap-sys
# commands in the postinstall scripts failed
# (http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2012-08/msg00009.html).  This
# script runs those commands.

map_cmds=$(sed -n -e 's|^/usr/bin/updmap-sys --nohash --nomkmap \(--enable .*\)$|\1|p' /etc/postinstall/texlive-collection-*.sh.done)
if [ -n "$map_cmds" ]
    /usr/bin/updmap-sys $map_cmds
/usr/bin/updmap-sys --syncwithtrees

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