[tex-live] [FEATURE REQUEST] support for additional user texmf trees

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 08:34:31 CET 2012

** Markus Kohm [2012-02-22 16:33:28 +0100]:

> Am Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2012 schrieb Vladimir Lomov:
>> If not the question remain, and tested patch shows, imho, simplest
>> solution.

> Why not using `kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOME`/web2c/texmf.cnf for
> personal changes/additions

I thought about this earlier, but TEXMFHOME can be changed in some
texmf.cnf, and it is convenient to change TEXMFHOME variable. On the
other hand there is $TL/texmf.cnf that is read after
$TL/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf, and it is common store user config files
under $HOME, so if there is $TL/texmf.cnf as place where system
administators make changes in settings, it is reasonable to have
$HOME/texmf.cnf .

> or simple set environment variable TEXMFCNF like shown in
> kpathsea.pdf, section 3.2.1?

See my reply to T T message.

> kpathsea already provides several ways of changing the seach paths not only 
> for admins but for users too.

Seems I forgot/misread kpathsea manual, would you point me in proper section?

> Markus

WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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