Bug#627171: texlive-binaries: mktexpk (and mktexnam) don't cope with unset $HOME
more than a year ago you reported this bug:
Stuart Prescott <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Some buildds now have $HOME unset and this leads to breakages in the compilation
> of various bits of documentation on the buildd; it may be a combination of
> reduced permissions on the buildd as well as $HOME being unset that causes
> font selection problems.
> For reference, these logs come from the buildd failures of pyxplot 0.8.4-2
> when building the documentation; while the documentation ends up in an arch:all
> package, building it also acts as a test suite. The complete logs are available
> While this problem is clearly quite unlikely to ever hit a regular user of
> latex or pdflatex, it's a nuisance on the buildds (and quite hard to debug too),
> so better handling of this situation would be great.
Unfortunately, we ignored this issue since than. Is it still a problem?