[tex-live] -var and -local [was:] install for compr...
karl at freefriends.org
Tue Jun 22 15:22:57 CEST 2004
it is now obligatory having not only VARTEXMF but also
That was not how I read Thomas's note:
TE> Yes, texmf-var now contains the automatically generaled stuff.
TE> TEXMFLOCAL contains the local additions and customization. That
TE> sounds logical to me...
I read this as saying texmf-local is for, well, local stuff. You don't
have any local stuff that you did yourself, you don't need texmf-local.
Oh, I see (I think), Thomas was considering the texconfig run to be a
local customization, hence in texmf-local. That's true, in a way, but
in practice, Thomas, I don't see how it helps. It splits up changes
made by "the system" into both texmf-var and texmf-local. People run
texconfig as part of the system installation. Why not keep texmf-local
for the stuff the user installs personally? That makes it a clean and
We've been using texmf-var for all such automatically updated stuff for
years. Why change now? Who benefits?
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