Improvements to path resolution in tlmgr and other scripts using kpathsea
norbert at preining.info
Tue Sep 21 03:16:03 CEST 2021
(intro: author of tlmgr and texlive infra, and maintainer of texlive-*
> We are currently attempting to package TeXLive in Homebrew: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/pull/83738.
Interesting. I have written one recipe for homebrew/linuxbrew but never
tried to do that for TeX Live!
> kpsewhich –var-value SELFAUTOPARENT.
We have the same problem in Debian, and we patch out the whole BEGIN
block and auto-switch to user mode in Debian, see:
There are some other patches you might want to look into.
Our (Debian) layout is
/usr/bin/* binaries and scripts linked
/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist main tree
I can surely help you with the homebrew adaption (if testing is possible
on linux with linuxbrew, I don't have macs around). Feel free to ping
PREINING Norbert https://www.preining.info
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