Chapter 5. Advanced Topics

Table of Contents

Managing Font Map Files
Working With the Package Manager
Installing Packages
Searching Packages
Managing Memory Dump Files
Changing TEXMF run-time parameters

Managing Font Map Files

Information about outline fonts is stored in a file by the name of psfonts.map. This file is created in the course of the setup/update process. It can be manually created by running initexmf --mkmaps.

psfonts.map depends on the file updmap.cfg. This configuration file contains declarative instructions (see updmap.cfg(5)), which will be used to build psfonts.map.

[Caution]Caution

The contents of psfonts.map should never be edited directly. Your modifications get lost when you install new packages.

For example, follow these steps if you want to add an entry for the font map file xyz.map:

  1. Run initexmf --edit-config-file updmap.

  2. Insert the following line at the end of the file:

    Map xyz.map
  3. Save the file and close the editor.

  4. Run initexmf --mkmaps to rebuild the font map files.