[tex-live] TEXMFHOME setting causes recursive search of home directory

Poor Yorick org.tug.tex-live at pooryorick.com
Mon Dec 31 20:20:29 CET 2007


Unset environment variable $HOME and installed texlive2007 to an NFS directory,
resulting in a strange TEXMFHOME value in texmf.cnf:


This, in turn, seemed to cause kpathsea to recursively search all directories in $HOME later later on:

	$ kpsewhich -expand-var '$TEXMFHOME'

I had some links to some giant volumes in my home area, causing kpsewhich to appear to freeze.  The problem was previously noted in the following (rather brusque)  message:


The following edit stopped the recursive search in $HOME:



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