[tex-live] TL and texmf-local

Peter Flynn peter@silmaril.ie
Mon, 18 Mar 2002 00:27:15 +0000

Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 17, 2002 at 09:41:03PM +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:
>>Create .../texmf-local (or .../texmf.local, whichever it is) as
>>a pre-populated skeleton (ie relevant directories only) of ../texmf,
>>and set $TEXMFLOCAL and thus $TEXMF correspondingly in texmf.cnf
> that is what happens, only its VARTEXMF. whats missing?

I didn't know it did that because it would never have occurred to
me in a billion years to seek references to texmf.local in VARTEXMF
when there was a variable called TEXMFLOCAL. With respect, this
sounds like a highly suboptimal piece of naming: VARTEXMF implies the
use of /var for perpetually growing/shrinking stuff like bitmaps
of fonts.

But if that's fixed, fine, all I need to do is change the documentation.

> yes and no. yes, it reads the directories, but no config.ps
> is not incremental 

OK, ta. Pity.