[tex-live] TL2004: Technical problems and testing

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Fri May 7 20:29:14 CEST 2004

Vladimir Volovich writes:
> "HH" == Hans Hagen writes:

>>> If we expect that multiple engines will want to use the same
>>> format name, we can use a construct like this
>>> WEB2CDIR = .;{$TEXMF}/{$engine,}// to get things sorted.

>  HH> nice and extensible; it would -for context- mean:

>  HH> ../texmf/aleph/cont-en.fmt (cont-nl.fmt, cont-de.fmt etc)
>  HH> ../texmf/pdfetex/cont-en.fmt (cont-nl.fmt, cont-de.fmt etc)
>  HH> ../texmf/metapost/metafun.mem (mptopdf.mem)

> do you really mean
> 	WEB2CDIR = .;{$TEXMF}/{$engine,}//
> or
> 	WEB2CDIR = .;{$TEXMF}/web2c/{$engine,}//
> to store the format/base/mem files?

The latter of course -- good catch.  The actual definitions would be
like this:

	TEXFORMATS = .;$TEXMF/web2c/{$engine,}//
	MFBASES = .;$TEXMF/web2c/{$engine,}//
	MPMEMS = .;$TEXMF/web2c/{$engine,}//

The formats have to go under $TEXMF/web2c as they are web2c-specific.

> i.e. tex.fmt will be moved from $TEXMF/web2c/tex.fmt (or
> $TEXMF/web2c/tex/tex.fmt) to $TEXMF/tex/tex.fmt where TeX macros reside?

> Best,
> v.

Olaf Weber

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