Bug#421184: updmap machinery is not robust enough
firstname.lastname@example.org (David Frey) wrote:
>> > On most major LaTeX updates the update machinery fails and a manual
>> > syncwithtree or updmap-sys is necessary.
On a Debian system, calling updmap(-sys) with --syncwithtrees will print
a big fat warning and tell you:
echo "If you know what you are doing, you can proceed, e.g. in order to compare"
echo "the synchronized file with the old generated one."
echo "If you do want to proceed, type 'Yes, I know what I am doing!'."
echo "Otherwise, press Enter to abort."
If you typed "Yes, I know what I am doing!", please don't complain.
Otherwise don't suggest that this would change anything, it doesn't - it
>> Aehmm ... please read
>> documentation (in html, pdf, txt) in /usr/share/doc/tex-common/
>> You should not use syncwithtree, as the file updmap.cfg is a *GENERATED*
>> file. You should ONLY edit files in /etc/texmf/updmap.d/
> I know. But the help text suggests to use it.
Which help text? AFAICS none of the help texts printed by updmap
mentiones syncwithtrees, except the general list of options.
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)