[tex-live] Re: [tex-k] .enc, .map and texmf.cnf

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Fri Feb 20 18:56:46 CET 2004

> why isn't $VARTEXMF set to $TEMP (or %TEMP on windows)

1) neither TMP nor TEMP are a standard on UNIX systems, i.e. we can't
   be sure that it is set

2) people who set one of those variables set this to paths that are
   sometimes completely in ram or at locations otherwise cleared
   at bootup (or if old files are found there)

We can't do that.


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