[pdftex] memory management problems

Thomas Esser te at informatik.uni-hannover.de
Wed Jun 26 10:15:08 CEST 2002

> According to Petr Sojka (on Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 12:44:05AM +0200):
> > a) make your copy of `kpsewhich texmf.cnf` file.
> > b) export TEXMFCNF=/path/to/your/texmf.cnf/file

Two comments on this:
  - multiple texmf.cnf files can be read, so I favor to have only the
    local modifications in one file and then put a colon at the and
    of the TEXMFCNF path
  - TEXMFCNF lists *directories*, not files, so the "sample"
    "/path/to/your/texmf.cnf/file" might be misleading

> > c) modify TEXFORMATS so that it points to your local writable area
> > d) fmtutil -all

fmtutil operates on $VARTEXMF or $TEXMFMAIN (no matter now search paths
are set up), so

> d) fmtutil --all --fmtdir $HOME/texmf/web2c

makes much more sense here.


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