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Re: texmf.cnf again

On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 08:56:05AM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:

 > I was a bit surprised to see that nobody recognized that texmf.cnf
 > was not a configuration file any more.
 > It was put under /var/lib/texmf/web2c (which is symlinked to
 > /usr/share/texmf/web2c) already, so there is no policy violation
 > problem.
 > It is completely not necessary but I provided /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf
 > and symlink it to /var/lib/texmf/web2c only if a user choose obsolete
 > style.

 I was actually wondering about that... I thought it was a bug.  Anyway,
 I have:

$ file /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf \
       /var/lib/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf \
/etc/texmf/texmf.cnf:             ASCII English text
/var/lib/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf:   ASCII English text
/usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf: ASCII English text

 no symlinks.

$ ls -i /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf \
        /var/lib/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf \
 880269 /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf
1790473 /usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
1790473 /var/lib/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf

 notice the last two are hardlinked.

 I'll let the others argue why this is bad.  We have had this discussion


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