Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Tue Mar 2 14:58:12 CET 2021


> http://ctan.ijs.si/mirror/tlpretest/update-tlmgr-latest.sh
> http://ctan.ijs.si/mirror/tlpretest/update-tlmgr-latest.sh.sha512
> http://ctan.ijs.si/mirror/tlpretest/update-tlmgr-latest.sh.sha512.asc

> Checking via ftp to some mirror
> I understand the files are symlink

answered. not much we want to do about this for now.

> > It is all a lot of pain with Apples.

Well, maybe? I don't have a Mac at hand, and none of the core developers
has. So that means guesswork.

My recommendation is reinstall. Most people are not using metered
connections nowadays.

> >> texmf.cnf:        /usr/local/texlive/2020/texmf-dist/web2c/texmf.cnf
> At the above absolute paths there are
> indeed the indicated files with varying contents.

Ah, now I see what you mean, tlmgr reporting on which texmf.cnf files
are used.

Yes, this is again resolved with abs_path.

> TEXMFHOME = ~/Library/texmf
> TEXMFVAR = ~/Library/texlive/2021/texmf-var
> TEXMFCONFIG = ~/Library/texlive/2021/texmf-config
> as is advised in the comments.
> And the 
>  /usr/local/texlive/2020/texmf-dist/web2c/texmf.cnf
> is the unmodified TeXLive one which starts with

Yes, what is reported is the actual file path, resolving symlinks.

you cannot get rid of that unless you rename the directory.



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