In this answer, I produced a new
tfm file for the beamer standard math font. What is the Right Way to make the new font available to the TeX system? With texlive I tried
updmap-sys --enable Map=cmssmi.map
but this gave the following error message.
updmap: This is updmap, version $Id: updmap 14402 2009-07-23 17:09:15Z karl $ updmap: no permissions for writing /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-var/web2c/updmap.log', so no transcript There was a problem finding a proper place to store configuration data. The message was: Directory `/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-config/web2c' is not writable To overcome such problems, set up the environment variable TEXMFCONFIG to point to a directory tree that is writable to you, e.g. TEXMFCONFIG=$HOME/texmf; export TEXMFCONFIG or setenv TEXMFCONFIG $HOME/texmf
I did try setting up
TEXMFCONFIG, but to no avail.
To make clear what I aim at: I'm on a system where I'm just a poor user; the TeX distribution is installed globally, so it's read-only for me as I don't have root permissions. Therefore, I want the changes installed in a local directory.