[tex-live] TL and texmf-local
Mon, 18 Mar 2002 09:06:11 +0000
On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 12:27:15AM +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:
> I didn't know it did that because it would never have occurred to
> me in a billion years to seek references to texmf.local in VARTEXMF
> when there was a variable called TEXMFLOCAL. With respect, this
> sounds like a highly suboptimal piece of naming: VARTEXMF implies the
> use of /var for perpetually growing/shrinking stuff like bitmaps
> of fonts.
yes, its odd, isnt it. still, its what we have inherited. VARTEXMF
is for system configuration, TEXMFLOCAL is for local additions.
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