Are all map files configuration files?
most of the *.map files in our packages are moved into /etc/texmf/dvips
and symlinked back. There are only 9 out of 47 that aren't. In teTeX 3.0
we have 15 more and I need to decide where to put them.
The ones in the fontname directory are clearly just informational. But
the other ones might be regarded as configuration files - while it is
uncommon to edit the ones that come with a particular font family, it
might be necessary under certain circumstances.
And it is all but clear to me why these 9 examples are not counted as a
configuration file currently:
$ find /usr/share/texmf/dvips/ -name "*map" -type f
Therefore I'm wondering: Now that the map files have their own
subdirectory texmf/fonts/maps/, shouldn't we simply move the whole dir
to /etc/texmf/maps and create a link in texmf/fonts/?
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie