[tex-live] [mf] option `-output-directory' doesn't work

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 14:57:52 CET 2011

2011/1/24 Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org>:
>>> Thanks for testing.  Using absolute paths works on my platform
>>> also.  However, using relative paths like
>>> `--output-directory=../build' doesn't.  In case this is intentional
>>> please improve the help message of mf accordingly.
>> I have done three more tests:
>>  mf --output-directory=../tmp/mftest "\mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; input cmr10"
>> works
> Interesting.  It fails for me, using bash 4.1.9.
Really strange, my bash is older:
 bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.25(1)-release (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu)

>> mf --output-directory=~/tmp/mftest "\mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; input cmr10"
>> This is METAFONT, Version 2.718281 (TeX Live 2010)
>> ! I can't write on file `cmr10.log'.
> This fails for me also.
>    Werner

Zdeněk Wagner

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