[tex-live] tlmgr cannot install packages

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Mon Nov 10 02:28:16 CET 2008

"RK" == Reinhard Kotucha writes:

 RK> The nasty thing is that if you set TEXMFCNF, then only the config
 RK> file provided by the distribution is found. [...]

 RK> Setting TEXMFCNF in the environment means disabling some of
 RK> kpathsea's functionality.

as far as i noticed, if you prepend a colon at the end of the TEXMFCNF
environment variable (e.g. TEXMFCNF=/path/to/my/custom/dir:) then this
will not prevent other texmf.cnf file(s) from being found and read.
that's how i set my custom settings when i need it.


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