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Bug#683944: texlive: Please set TEXMFCNF by default

On 8 August 2012 20:56, Frank Kuester <frank@kuesterei.ch> wrote:
> Reuben Thomas <rrt@sc3d.org> writes:
>> Package: texlive
>> Version: 2012.20120611-3~ubuntu12.04.1
>> Severity: wishlist
>> In order to make per-user settings for TeXLive, the user has to both
>> discover that they should be placed in ~/.texmf-config, and then set
>> an environment variable TEXMFCNF. Please consider setting this by
>> default:
> Hm, I just installed luatex and texlive-base in a chroot and get:
> root@riesling:/#  kpsewhich --var-value=TEXMFCNF
> /etc/texmf/web2c:/usr/share/texlive/texmf/web2c:/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/web2c:/usr/local/share/texmf/web2c

This is what I get if I first "unset TEXMFCNF" to remove my personal setting.

> root@riesling:/# grep TEXMFCNF /usr/share/texlive/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
> %TEXMFCNF = {\
> %TEXMFCNF = {$SELFAUTOLOC,$SELFAUTODIR,$SELFAUTOPARENT}{,{/share,}/texmf{-local,}/web2c}
> TEXMFCNF = /etc/texmf/web2c;/usr/share/texlive/texmf/web2c;/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/web2c;/usr/local/share/texmf/web2c

Yes, this is what I get.

> Is this different on your system?

No, it's exactly the same. But you imply this shows no problem, so
perhaps I wasn't clear: the problem is that TEXMFCNF does NOT contain
~/.texmf-config/web2c by default.


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