[OS X TeX] CGI TeX processing

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue Oct 19 08:07:45 CEST 2004


I strongly advise against following this procedure.

G

On 18 Oct 2004, at 21:41, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Hello Jan!
>
> I am sure I did not read README.howtexfindsfiles, at least not 
> completely. I presume that $HOMETEXMF points to the tree where you 
> start to save your (La)TeX documents. If you set $TEXMF to your 
> documents' home than (la)tex won't find any formats, styles, classes. 
> I think you should set HOMETEXMF to the home of of your private 
> documents' realm and set TEXMF to the directory where the TeX 
> *distribution* actually starts, probably at /usr/local/tex or 
> /usr/local/teTeX.
>
> My opinion is, when TeX sees $TEXMF it looks into $TEXMF/texmf.cnf and 
> now feels configured, everything should work and be found, provided 
> texhash and updmap are not needed to record recent changes. Since the 
> $HOMETEXMF tree is not kept in a "hash" file there is only the need 
> either to set the working directory (".") to $HOMETEXMF or to add this 
> component to the TEXMF over-all search path. Then it should work!
>
> My setup is described here:
>
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root  admin    32 13 Okt 10:54 
> /usr/local/teTeX/README.macosx -> share/texmf.macosx/README.macosx
> -rw-r--r--  1 pete  admin  2286  2 Jun  2001 
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.macosx/README.macosx
>
> The configuration is done through these:
>
> -rw-r--r--  1 pete  admin   1958 13 Nov  2001 
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.macosx/texmf.cnf
> -rw-r--r--  1 pete  admin  19017 26 Jan  2002 
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root  admin     28 13 Okt 10:56 
> /usr/local/teTeX/texmf.cnf -> share/texmf.macosx/texmf.cnf
>
> I think the last one is the real important one at runtime, 
> ...web2c/texmf.cnf is needed to make formats and the rest of TeX.
> --
> Greetings
>
>   Pete
>
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