[tex-live] TeXLive 7 with cygwin

Fabrice Popineau Fabrice.Popineau@supelec.fr
Mon, 05 Aug 2002 10:53:45 +0200

* Jeremy Gibbons <Jeremy.Gibbons@comlab.ox.ac.uk> writes:

>> The problem of working with the texmf/ tree is that you can't
>> upgrade easily. Any modification will be lost in the future.

> Even if you put things in texmf-local?

I was talking about texmf/web2c/*.cnf configuration files which are
not in texmf-local/ .

> I'm using the TeXLive binaries from a cygwin shell. Presumably I am
> not suffering from cygwin's stat() when I do so? (I hope!)

If you are certain to use TeXLive .exe files, that's ok. There is a
remaining issue : I wonder how texlive win32 binaries will handle the
strange way cygwin has (or had ?) to specify paths with drives.