[tex-live] TEXMFHOME setting causes recursive search of home directory
org.tug.tex-live at pooryorick.com
Tue Jan 1 01:07:04 CET 2008
> From: Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>
> Subject: Re: [tex-live] TEXMFHOME setting causes recursive search of home directory
> Sent: 2007-12-31 23:15
> Unset environment variable $HOME
> Thanks for the report. I would guess that unsetting $HOME has many
> undesirable effects, since it's supposed to always be available.
Apart form that one niggle, texLive handled the absence of $HOME like a champ. But $HOME was only absent during the install phase. For everyday use, it will be set. The other 70 programs in the same NFS directory (including bash, find, gcc, perl, etc.), were also installed in an environment with only three environment variables: $BASE, $CC, and $LDFLAGS.
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