Bug#412242: tetex-bin: mktexpk places some fonts in the current directory
On Monday 27 October 2008, Hilmar Preusse wrote:
> Frank analyszed that bug and found out that the problem only occurs
> if TEXMFSYSVAR is nor part of SYSTEXMF. Actually (TL 2007) this is
> not the case any more and I couldn't reproduce your bug any more.
> hille@kloetzer:~ $ mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 1+120/600 --dpi 720 lhr10
> mktexpk: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour;
> mag:=1+120/600; nonstopmode; input lhr10
> This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.6)
> Font metrics written on lhr10.tfm.
> Output written on lhr10.720gf (210 characters, 49436 bytes).
> Transcript written on lhr10.log.
> successfully generated.
> hille@kloetzer:~ $
> Can you? If not, is it OK to close that bug?
It works fine for me now.
However it misbehaved after upgrade from etch to lenny (today).
After upgrade, the above command placed generated fonts under /tmp/texfonts.
When I removed all traces of TeX from the system and reinstalled texlive,
it swithed to the expected ~/.texmf-var. This is probably an unrelated issue,
and I cannot reproduce it any more.