[tex-live] Re: context / directory structure
te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Fri May 7 13:07:18 CEST 2004
> i have been thinking about this last night; the boundary condition that
> files are unique is a dangerous one (where did it come from?); if users
The argument that you give applies to any search path, so it can be
repeated for texmf/fonts/map/pdftex and you are nowhere else.
If we can set up TeX Live to deliver non-overlapping names for the
whole fonts/map// tree, then I see no reason to use a more complicated
I think that you have even given a good argument for this: sometimes users
want to change a global file by putting a new one into the local tree. Assume
that the file to change is
and the user puts up
and the search path is set up as
Guess what he'll get? ...
Answer: the file from the dist tree.
Really, if we can provide a clean tree, we should also provide simple
search paths. Users really get confused by complicated search paths.
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