[tex-live] Bizarre perforce situation

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sat Feb 7 08:27:10 CET 2004

> Now the bizarre thing. When I currently do the p4 sync I get 
> 3.141592-1.11b. And this 1.11b version is incompatible with the texmf 
> tree that make install from TL produces. That texmf.cnf has

pdftex 1.11b does not yet use the new search path that is set up by
$PDFTEXCONFIG. The config file is still used along $TEXINPUTS.

> $TEXMF/pdftex/config/pdftex.cfg

So, you have to make sure that your TEXINPUTS.pdf<something>
search paths are set up to search texmf/pdftex//

> Now the weird thing is that this should work. After all, the texmf.cnf 
> and pdftex are from the same release. But it doesn't.

Sometimes, things are not "in sync". E.g. currently, dvips is broken in
TeX Live's source.development. I could fix it, but I am not the maintainer
for this part, so I sit down and wait.

After I have done changes to kpathsea, it took just a few days until
Martin has updated pdftex in source.development, and now we have them.

I have no idea how the schedule for updating the Build/source tree is.
I leave this up to Sebastian.


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