[tex-live] texmf.cnf in source.development

Kaja P. Christiansen kaja@daimi.au.dk
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 17:38:46 +0100

Sebastian Rahtz writes:

 > > The problem relates to texmf.cnf in source.development:
 > there is no texmf.cnf there

true. this was my own copy and I forgot to update it.

 > eh? the texmf.cnf in texlive master texmf tree references VARTEXMF.
 > are you running binaries actually in source.development? 

yes, I want to test another version of irix 6.5 binaries before
uploading them to tug.org.

 > if you do that, point TEXMFCNF to the `real' texmf.cnf

texmf.cnf seems to be hardwired to the main tree. I added a copy of it to
the texmf-var tree and run the following test for the current site setup:

  ls -l /opt/local/TeX/texmf-var/web2c/texmf.cnf
  -rw-r--r--   1 root  other  26144 Mar 27 17:21 /opt/local/TeX/texmf-var/web2c/texmf.cnf

  ls -l /opt/local/TeX/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
  -rw-r--r--   1 root  other  26144 Mar 19 18:06 /opt/local/TeX/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf

  kpsewhich --expand-var '$TEXMFCNF'

  kpsewhich texmf.cnf

texmf.cnf from texmf-var tree, the first one on the search path, is not found.

texmf.cnf in source.development is very useful, at least for testing.