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Re: texmf.cnf again


I do not want to interfere with this longstanding thread,
but it had come to my attention that kpathsea has a feature
close to 2-way merging:

from texmf.cnf:

% Earlier entries (in the same or another file) override later ones, and
% an environment variable foo overrides any texmf.cnf definition of foo.

So why not let /etc/texmf.cnf stand (and default to not present),
let update-texmf build /var/lib/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf (as it does
currently) and then set the TEXMF search path to

1) User change to /etc/texmf.cnf will be preserved.
2) debconf can propose to delete this if present.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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