[tex-live] Solved: the preforce problem I had. Request

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sat Feb 7 12:24:20 CET 2004

I found the reason for my problem and it was not Build but Master. I 
had updated my Master tree recently.

Why did this matter? A while back (September) I found out that there 
were two sources of texmf.cnf in TL. In the source directory (built on 
make install) and in Master. At that time, the one in source was really 
outdated and I set up my build process to copy the one from Master.

Now, recently I updated Master to get newer versions of other stuff and 
of course the texmf.cnf there was updated as well. And that current 
version does not work well with TeX built from older sources from Build 
(as recent as Jan 6).

I would like to request the removal of texmf.cnf from the Master tree. 
It is after all generated from the sources in Build as it is closely 
bound to how sources (like kpathsea-based ones) operate. Having two 
versions is confusing and is a source of conflicts. It is not 

In fact, nothing in Master should for its applicability depend on the 
version that is drawn from Build.


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