[tex-live] TEXINPUTS, pdfTeX and texmf.cnf

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sun Sep 21 23:28:42 CEST 2003

>     TEXINPUTS =                     .;$TEXMF/{tex,pdftex}/{generic,}//
> I agree with Seb that we shouldn't make the change now.

Ok, so we (three) agree here.

> wishlist I'm keeping for next year.  Actually, I think suggestion #2,
> changing pdftex to not use TEXINPUTS to find pdftex.cfg, makes even more
> sense.

I also agree not to use TEXINPUTS. I don't agree to move the file out of
texmf/pdftex. In my opinion, the solution is to use a new search path,
not to abuse yet another existing search path.


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