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Re: Configuration file shadowed?

On 21-Jul-06, 13:41 (CDT), Jean-Christophe Dubacq <Jean-Christophe.Dubacq@ens-lyon.org> wrote: 
> The way I see it, the /usr/share/texmf/mktex.cnf is a "default value  
> file", used in the setup of the whole texmf hierarchy; the  
> configuration is /etc/texmf/mktex.cnf, which, per web2c magic,  
> overrides the default values, _if it does exist_. Good default values  
> can be set by copying /usr/share/texmf/mktex.cnf, and return to  
> default values can be done through the removal of /etc/texmf/mktex.cnf.

I'd buy that except for the debconf message, which implies that the
visibility of certain default value (MT_FEATURES, right?) blocked by the
mere existence of /etc/texmf/mktex.cnf, even though it's unmentioned in
that file.

Standard behaviour is to allow "compiled in"[1] default values to change
unless explicitly overridden by a configuration file.


[1] Yes, I know that's not the right term technically, but it fits
conceptually. Anyway, the default value as specified by the package

Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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