[tex-live] TeX Live 2010 : odd behaviour after moving to spare system on removable disc
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Nov 8 15:36:47 CET 2011
Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Now, SELFAUTOLOC makes some vague sort of sense : "this is
> the automatically determined location of myself", where
> "myself" is some arbitrary TeX binary; but "SELFAUTOPARENT"
> to refer to the /grand/parent directory just blows my mind.
> I am sure that Karl had a good reason to choose these names,
> but they are not exactly self-explanatory, by any stretch
> of the imagination !
(Heiko's explanation of "OPA" much appreciated but may not
help me to remember the semantics ... !).
So now, a new question. What do SELFAUTODIR and SELFAUTOPARENT
add ? Why can I not replace the former by $SELFAUTOLOC\.. and
the latter by $SELFAUTOLOC\..\.. ? Why are the latter two needed
at all ?
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