[tex-live] context.cnf

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 00:16:41 CEST 2011

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 00:10, Karl Berry wrote:
>    I just noticed that there is context.cnf in texmf/web2c
>    (in addition to the one in texmf-dist/web2c
> There is no texmf-dist/web2c in TL, nor should there be.
> Nor is there any other context.cnf in TL besides the one in texmf/web2c.
>    What exactly is that file doing there?
> svn log show that I created it when I was the one doing the context->tl
> import, back in 2006.
>    May I remove it?
> If that is the right thing to do, by all means do so.  You-all surely
> know much better than me about ConTeXt configuration files :).

The file is not used anywhere. It is just a model of how to create
texmf.cnf (for example for standalone ConTeXt). If it is not in
texmf-dist/web2c as part of "original context", it has nothing to do
in texmf either.

I removed it.

I noticed that when I saw the Mandriva developer patching that file.
They didn't know what the file was good for and kept patching it "just
in case".


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