[pdftex] kpathsea environment variables

Geoffrey Alan Washburn geoffw at cis.upenn.edu
Mon Sep 5 22:21:09 CEST 2005

Paul Vojta wrote:

>On Sun, Sep 04, 2005 at 08:31:35PM -0400, Geoffrey Alan Washburn wrote:
>>   I've looked at it, but it didn't seem to have anything to say on the 
>>subject of procuring a list of environment variables.  Is there are 
>>particular section I should be studying?  Thanks.
>Section 4.1.
    That lists environment variables, which I have seen before, but that 
would require me to hardcode everything.  Hardcoding environment 
variables isn't so useful when different versions of kpathsea support 
different sets of variables, and as Thomas pointed out, it is possible 
to define additional variables in texmf.cnf.  Given that kpathsea seems 
like a rather mature piece of software, it seems kind of strange that it 
doesn't have some way of listing/querying which environment variables it 
is currently configured to examine.  There is the tool that Hans sent 
me, but I haven't had a chance to examine it in detail. 

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