[tex-k] Path without !! but with a ls-R file

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Thu Nov 12 17:38:30 CET 2009

> So, in your opinion, what is "the right thing" to do? Always ignore ls-R
> files if they are not mandatory? Or consider that if the ls-R file is
> obsolete, then it's the user's fault?

  The former, in my opinion. Users shouldn't have out-of-date ls-R files, but,
as you say, they do.  Non-!! texmf trees, which are a very controlled set of
directories under the user's HOME, should spare them the trouble of having to
maintain an ls-R file.


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