[tlbuild] new build of bibtex/bibtex8: failure when aux file is not in cwd

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 29 15:32:53 CET 2010

2010/1/29 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>:
>> If you don't mind setting `openout_any = a' globally, then just add it
>> to your texmf.cnf. That's what I do, so I don't have to remember to
>> set it every time I need write access outside the current dir (which
>> happens quite often in my case).
> Well, it is acceptable as a personal choice, but I wouldn't recommend to make
> that the default in any circumstance, so it doesn't solve the problem in general.
> How about setting TEXMFOUTPUT to a sensible value? With openout_any = p
> (default), programs are allowed to write:
> - in subdirectories of the current directory,
> - in subdirectories of TEXMFOUTPUT.

This might be better, indeed. Thank you, Manuel. I usually only need
access to the parent dir, so TEXMFOUTPUT=../ will do. I only
occasionally need openout_any=a to generate batch scripts from a
(La)TeX run and these are blocked otherwise.



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