[tex-live] texconfig conf

Ernesto Posse eposse at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 04:20:12 CET 2011

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Adam R. Maxwell <amaxwell at mac.com> wrote:
> On Nov 28, 2011, at 18:25 , Norbert Preining wrote:
>> On Di, 29 Nov 2011, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>>>>> Hi, When I run texconfig conf I obtain no information whether I run
>>>>> it as root or not,
>>>> Why should it tell you who you are?  TeX Live doesn't make any attempt
>>>> to find this out.
>>> Er, that is not what Ernesto probably meant, although I
>>> can see that some might misunderstand him.  I would
>>> re-cast his words as :
>>>>> Hi, When I run texconfig conf I obtain no information whether
>>>>> or not I run it as root.
>> And the answer remains the same,
>>       Why should tlmgr/texconf/whatever tell you that you are running
>>       as root. That you *definitely* should know yourself, and if
>>       you do NOT know, you should NOT be root!
> How about if we recast it like this:
> "When I run texconfig, I obtain no information.  This happens even if
> I run it as root."
> I think Ernesto and Phil are both saying that it should print out more
> than just
> =========================== version information ==========================
> Here (MacTeX 2011), 'texconfig conf' prints out a bunch of variables
> and config information.  But maybe Ernesto can clarify this for us...

Yes, that was what I was asking. I'm not expecting it to tell me that
I'm running it as root or as a normal user. I'm expecting to see the
values of the TEXMF variables. Isn't that what texconfig conf is
supposed to do?


Ernesto Posse

Modelling and Analysis in Software Engineering
School of Computing
Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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