[tex-live] [FEATURE REQUEST] support for additional user texmf trees
lomov.vl at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 08:58:54 CET 2012
** T T [2012-02-22 15:27:32 +0000]:
> On 22 February 2012 15:15, Vladimir Lomov <lomov.vl at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ah, 'root' -> $TL/texmf.cnf. Fine, if it is owned by root could ordinal
>> user editt it to add additional texmf trees?
> No, but you can set them through environment, i.e., environment
> variables take precedence over texmf.cnf variables.
Ah, yes. I already tried this solution as well. IMHO, too tedious
1. one have to define TEXMFCNF env variable and keep it up-to-date;
2. (more painful, imho!) one have to list all texmf.cnf files in
variable. I tried the following: "export
TEXMFCNF=$HOME:$TL:$TL/texmf/web2c" and this works fine with TeX Live
(Here TL=/usr/local/opt/texlive/2011, seems I mistyped eariler.)
IMHO my proposal is "evil" too, e.g. from Tex Live documentation:
> The search path used to look for these files is named TEXMFCNF, but we
> do not recommend setting this (or any) environment variable.
I understand this in following way:
> Don't set any these variables, because if you do and face with a problem
> then problem may be related with your setup and all these variables.
Now I propose to make live easy for (relative small number of) advanced
users, by adding additional path where to search texmf.cnf file. If
something goes wrong in user system, then file $HOME/texmf.cnf must be
taking into accout too.
But sometimes I need such feature badly!
WBR, Vladimir Lomov
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