[tex-live] TL'17 Pretest: texmf.cnf content on OS X

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Sat Apr 22 22:19:32 CEST 2017

Dear Joseph,

On 22 April 2017 at 17:44, Joseph Wright wrote:
> Hello all,
> I installed TL'17 on my Mac a few days ago ('vanilla' TL, not MacTeX). I
> see that /usr/local/texlive/2017/texmf.cnf doesn't have any 'real'
> content, whereas in previous years it has
>     TEXMFHOME = ~/Library/texmf
>     TEXMFVAR = ~/Library/texlive/2016/texmf-var
>     TEXMFCONFIG = ~/Library/texlive/2016/texmf-config
> i.e. adjusts the various variables to use the standard OS location for
> these items. Is this change to be expected?

It depends on which change you are talking about.

This was indeed to be expected until a few days ago, the paths you
mention have never been default anywhere but on MacTeX.

However exactly the opposite has changed two days ago:



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