Am Tue, 7 Oct 2008 06:36:35 -0700 (PDT) schrieb XXXX@XXXXX.COM :
pdftex.cfg is no longer used by pdftex. From the texlive-guide
"All parameters previously set through the special configuration file
pdftex.cfg must now be set through primitives, typically in
pdftexconfig.tex; pdftex.cfg is no longer supported. Any extant .fmt
files must be redumped when pdftexconfig.tex is changed.
See the pdfTEX manual for more:
(Miktex has still a pdftex.cfg but it is not used by pdftex directly.
Miktex copies its content during format generation to pdftexconfig.tex).
I don't know how texlive handles it, but in miktex you can put a
updmap.cfg in every root you want and miktex uses all one after the
other. Why don't you try to put one in texmf-local, do texhash and then
use updmap-sys --verbose to check if it is seen?