[tex-live] pdftex problem with current p4 depot texconfig

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sun Feb 8 19:49:34 CET 2004

What about a config file for kpse itself instead of only built-in 


On Feb 8, 2004, at 14:00, Thomas Esser wrote:

>>> We have .cf, .cfg, etc Why, if we are cleaning up, don't we use the
>>> .config extension for any config file and contact all the people who 
>>> use
>>> the other extensions with a request for change and unification?
> guessing the search path by the extension will not become easier if all
> programs use ".config" for their config files. I mean, we have to 
> search
> graphics.cfg along $TEXINPUTS and pdftex.cfg along $PDFTEXCONFIG.
> There is little we can gain by putting up a requirement for a unique
> extension for "config files". On the other hand, such a move has the
> potential of *big trouble* because it is a big change.
>> as well as move the cfg into the texmf.cfg if possible (for instance 
>> for
>> programs in the tex suite that use kpse)
> That should be discussed with Olaf. I doubt that he'd like that.
> Thomas
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