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

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sat Feb 7 21:25:38 CET 2004

> eh .. i don't know the details but are you saying that texmf.cnf is 
> generated from the source tree? if so, whow ...

tex/kpathsea/texmf.in in the source tree contains most of the final
texmf.cnf file. Basically, the texmf.cnf is made from texmf.in by putting
the right installation prefixes (@texmf@, @vartexfonts@, @prefix@) into
some of the variables. The reason is that you can decide about these
variables at configure-time and automatically get a matching config file
installed into your texmf tree.

> who then has a mental picture of that (we should lock them up and protect
> them pretty well so that they will not get lost)

That's something that an average programmer will understand within
minutes, I think. So, no special protection is needed for people knowing
this :-)


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