karl at freefriends.org
Mon Nov 24 00:17:09 CET 2008
under TEXDIR I specified '.'
<2> TEXMFLOCAL: ./texmf-local
but here is the kicker, it didn't write the 'alternative' TEXMFLOCAL in
the texmf.cnf that is at the installation root, it is all comments.
Ok, that is a bug.
Another interesting test: I made a subdir 'test' of the created
'install-tl' directory (from untarring the installer), if TEXDIR is
specified as this subdirectory (aka a relative path), the installer
cannot run at all.
it might be an idea to mention in the istaller that it is strongly
recommended to specify full paths, not relative ones.
It occurs to me that if we go to the trouble of detecting a relative
path, we could just as easily replace it with the absolute path as issue
a warning about it.
However, I guess you specifically wanted to end up with relative paths
in the configuration (something that never occurred to me and am amazed
that it functions at all), so we shouldn't do that, and issuing the
warning is better.
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