stymied again on port dependent on texlive: lcdf-typetools

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at
Sat Jun 16 14:55:15 PDT 2012

On 6/16/12 1:50 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Murray Eisenberg
> <murrayeisenberg at <mailto:murrayeisenberg at>> wrote:
>     My point is that I don't know whether I want lcdf-typetools to use
>     kpathsea or not! That's what I don't find documented.
> In general, MacPorts doesn't try to duplicate the original
> documentation.  But in this case said documentation is not entirely
> clear....
> That said, I think all you lose without kpathsea is the -a option to
> otftotfm; the font metrics are created in the current directory and you
> have to copy them to where your TeX distribution expects them, instead
> of it using kpathsea to find the right place to copy them itself.
>   (kpathsea does not do font manipulation; it simply reports various
> configured paths and/or searches for fonts/formats/other TeX-related
> configuration according to those paths.)  The manpage at
> describes ways you can tell
> otftotfm where to install stuff yourself, if you prefer.
> --
> brandon s allbery allbery.b at <mailto:allbery.b at>
> wandering unix systems administrator (available)     (412) 475-9364 vm/sms

OK, that completely clarifies things for me. Many thanks!

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