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Bug#683944: texlive: Please set TEXMFCNF by default

Reuben Thomas <rrt@sc3d.org> writes:

> On 8 August 2012 20:56, Frank Kuester <frank@kuesterei.ch> wrote:
>> Reuben Thomas <rrt@sc3d.org> writes:
>> 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.

Sorry, I was confused, but your wording was a bit unclear - you don't
want the variable to be set, but to be set differently.  And you also
didn't say which type of configuration you mean:

% TEXMFCONFIG, where texconfig/updmap/fmtutil store configuration data.
TEXMFCONFIG = ~/.texmf-config

This is already catered for.  What you probably mean is to have your own
per-user texmf.cnf, don't you? 

In earlier days, this wouldn't work at all, anyway, but I guess it is
possible in TeXLive 2012.  Back then, you would have to change each
variable in your environment.

I don't know, however, whether adding ~/.texmf-config to TEXMFNCF can
have undesired side effects, or rather that only parts of the settings
would work, as it was earlier.  Norbert?  

Regards, Frank

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