[tex-live] texmf.cnf paths for format files

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Jan 18 15:14:10 CET 2007

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> The only case where there's potential confusion with this setting is 
> when there are multiple files with the same name in different 
> subdirectories of web2c; the ConTeXt formats are the only current 
> example where this happens. In this case, kpsewhich finds the 
> pdftex-based formats by default (at least for me; is this based on 
> ASCII ordering?); if invoked with --engine=xetex, it finds the 
> xetex-based version. This seems reasonable behavior.
> Comments?
this puzzles me since pdftex and xetex should set $engine themselves i.e. they *are* the engines 


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