[tex-live] RE:regarding the env var TEXMFCNF

Walter Tautz wtautz@math.uwaterloo.ca
Tue, 8 Oct 2002 15:24:59 -0400 (EDT)

>to compiling from source,
>one needs to tell the binaries where texmf.cnf is. by setting TEXMFCNF
>. I was
>wondering if  install-cd.sh could specifically ask for the value of this
>parameter. In my
>case I'm moving the whole package to a completely diifferent directory
>I realize that it could be done in some standard file under /etc so that
>everyone's shell would get this
>value but it seems it would be more elegant to have install-cd.sh do it
>somehow.... one could do some kind
>of subsitution via sed?

Ok. I realized a way.... I could have a generic cover script to which I could
have softlinks whose names correspond to all the binaries....it would then set
the environment variable..