teTeX-2.0.2_5 -- latex: fatal: Item 0 &c.
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Wed Jun 30 07:48:55 PDT 2004
Richard MAHONEY <rbm49 at ext.canterbury.ac.nz> wrote
in <20040629224647.GB31589 at 131-203-240-72.remote.comnet.co.nz>:
rbm49> though there is some thing I am curious about. in the past -- with the
rbm49> old FreeBSD teTeX directory structure -- i have always indicated the
rbm49> presence of additional fonts by altering:
rbm49> and then executing `updmap'. with the new structure this no longer has
rbm49> the desired effect. it seems that one now needs to alter:
Yes, the new teTeX-* ports will look for files in the following order:
So if there are texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg and texmf-var/web2c/updmap.cfg at the
same time, texmf-var/web2c/updmap.cfg is used (if
texmf-var/web2c/updmap.cfg does not exist, texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg is used).
rbm49> my question is, where is it best to place additional fonts and their
rbm49> associated files, under `usr/local/share/texmf',
rbm49> `/usr/local/share/texmf-var' or perhaps
What I intend is the following:
- share/texmf contains original files in the teTeX distribution.
The users should not need to add/delete/change files there
except web2c directory.
- share/texmf-local contains additional macro packages, fonts,
and so on, and mainly used by the FreeBSD Ports Collection.
- share/texmf-var can contain the same files as share/texmf-local.
The differences are 1) ports will not touch this directory as possible,
and 2) some TeX-related utilities (such as texconfig and fmtutil) put
their configuration files, generated format files, and so on
into this directory.
So, it is better to put your own additional fonts into the texmf-var
directory. Upgrading TeX-related ports should not
break files there, and TeX-related utilities will look for a file from
this directory first. Of course you can put them into share/texmf or
share/texmf-local, but files/directories in them can be
added/deleted/modified by the Ports Collection.
From technical point of view, texmf-var, texmf-local, and texmf are
no more than directories with the order of priority.
| Hiroki SATO
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