I am trying to install the 'MinionPro' font to be used with LaTeX on Ubuntu 16.04. I downloaded the files and followed instructions from here. I am having trouble with section 7:

7) Add the line

 Map MinionPro.map

to your updmap.cfg. Refresh the file database and run updmap:

I appear to have multiple updmap.cfg files:

updmap will read the following updmap.cfg files (in precedence order):
updmap may write changes to the following updmap.cfg file:

I have tried adding the appropriate line in each by running:

sudo gedit /root/.texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg

changing the file path each time. When I subsequently run

sudo mktexlsr
sudo updmap

I get a whole list of errors being returned, including:

updmap [WARNING]: font MinionPro-MediumItSubh-Base-aa is defined multiple times:

updmap [WARNING]: MinionPro.map (from /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg)

updmap [WARNING]: MinionPro (from /root/.texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg) (used)

updmap [WARNING]: font MinionPro-MediumItSubh-integral is defined multiple times:

updmap [WARNING]: MinionPro.map (from /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg)

Any thoughts as to the problem?


  • Welcome to TeX.SX! In a previous version of the OP you talked about using the font in TeXmaker -- which is "only" an editor for .tex manuscripts, hence independant from the actual problem as you need to tell the actual software (LaTeX) on how to handle the font. – Ruben Jan 16 '17 at 4:17
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    I had a very similar problem once: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/146894/… (its solution and the comments to the OP might help you). – Ruben Jan 16 '17 at 4:19
  • Unfortunately I wasn't able to find a solution in the previous post – N.Crouch Jan 16 '17 at 18:13
  • Why don't you use xelatex and fontspec? Are a few microtype functions really worth the trouble? – Joseph Jan 16 '17 at 18:59
  • I have been using TexMaker for a couple of years to write manuscripts and never had a problem before, so saw no reason to change. Having decided that I had probably broken tex-live and tex-common with all my fiddling I purged all instances from my machine (and TexMaker for some element of totality). I will run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install texlive-xetex to install. Can you recommend a link for installing the minion font? – N.Crouch Jan 16 '17 at 19:30

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