[tex-live] -var and -local [was:] install for compr...

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jun 22 09:44:02 CEST 2004

Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:

>texmf-local is not only empty now, but contains customization files.
>The problem is to find an agreement which could satisfy both admins
>and simple users.
>Anyway, if we're going to switch to the current bahaviour (*hot* files
>like formats only in VARTEXMF, config files in TEXMFLOCAL), we (who?)
>have to rewrite many documentation files for TL...
here i have been using the following policy:

- texmf         => the official stuff, i.e. the latest official tex live
- texmf-local   => updates
- texmf-project => project related files 
- texmf-fonts   => commercial fonts and generated metrics 
- texmf-mswin/macosx/linux => binaries and formats (so that trees can be shared, i.e. a linux server can serve windows clients) 

- texmf-var => not used since it may end up in strange places (temp user paths and such, in which case things go unnoticed)

(so, i have to adopt config files anyway) 


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