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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Apr 23 02:10:26 CEST 2017

Hi Joseph,

others have answered, but although I was involved in these changes,
I couldn't grasp the meaning from the emails immediately without
much thinking, so here my version:

>     TEXMFHOME = ~/Library/texmf
>     TEXMFVAR = ~/Library/texlive/2016/texmf-var
>     TEXMFCONFIG = ~/Library/texlive/2016/texmf-config

The texlive/YYYY/texmf.cnf file is created by the normal installer
when during installation some settings are changed from the default
in the systemwide (texmf-dist/web2c/texmf.cnf) and contains only
the changes, not the whole texmf.cnf.

MacTeX usually installed the above changes to conform with Mac

Up to 2 days ago, the normal TeX Live installer did *not* do this
automatically, but left it to the user to change these settings.

2 days ago (Mojca sent link) after some discussion we decided to
change the default TeX Live installer to automatically use the
above locations instead of the standard ones when running on Darwin.

THus, if you do a new installation from current tlpretest, you should
again find the above file.

Hope that helps


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