Bug#390349: per-user font caching in /tmp
Florent Rougon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Frank Küster <email@example.com> wrote:
>> There's a third, in 05Texmf.cnf:
>> -VARTEXFONTS = /tmp/texfonts
>> +VARTEXFONTS = /tmp/$USER/texfonts
>> The only thing I do not know is whether $USER is always guaranteed to be
> Anyway, it's predictable, so I think it has more or less the same
> problems as /tmp/texfonts...
You are right. I was fooled because Thiemo somewhere said that a common
cache would "break" mktexmf, in the sense as it broke in the FTBFS bug
that originally caused this discussion. If that would be a problem,
per-user directories would help, but since it isn't a problem, we do not
need this "solution" to it.
In fact IMO there is no problem at all, at least not one that is
important enough to care about now.
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