has the search path during format creation been changed?

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Apr 6 10:11:30 CEST 2021

Am Tue, 6 Apr 2021 16:42:10 +0900 schrieb Norbert Preining:

> Hi Akira,
>> -  $ENV{'KPSE_DOT'} = $thisdir;
>> +  $ENV{'KPSE_DOT'} = "$thisdir$sep.";
> I agree that this is a solution, but **why**? What has changed?

It can't be latex as I'm using the same files for both formats and
expl3 is loaded quite early, . The config files (pdflatex.ini etc)
are from the respective texmf trees but their content is identical.
It can't be windows as I have both texlive on the same machine

texmf.cnf is different but nothing looks suspicious, the engines are
naturally different. 

Beside this kpathsea had version 6.3.2 in texlive 2020 and is now at

Ulrike Fischer 

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