[tex-live] Re: Bizarre perforce situation

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sun Feb 8 22:46:38 CET 2004

On Feb 8, 2004, at 22:34, Thomas Esser wrote:

>> If VARTEXMF is delete-when-convenient, then maybe TEXMFLOCAL is the
> For me, VARTEXMF was an option for storing "variable" data, which
> are the formats, fonts (if VARTEXFONTS is not set) and config files
> which can be set up using texconfig.  I have never considred it as
> delete-when-convenient.
> teTeX users will at least loose their modifications they have done to
> the configuration when deleting the VARTEXMF tree.

I see. I put that stuff (config) and added local packages together in 
TEXMFLOCAL. Hmm, maybe I'll add a TEXMFCONFIG to separate additional 
packages (in LOCAL) and stuff from config setting (in CONFIG), set 
VARTEXMF to TEXMFCONFIG and keep VARTEXFONTS for font generation. Or:

	DIST (for me currently two trees, one with teTeX-texmf and one with 
some additional packages by me)

and VARTEXFONTS for generated stuff like pk files and such.


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