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

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sat Jun 26 11:52:08 CEST 2004

> Yes. When you run texconfig for the first time it makes the whole
> texmf-local tree and copy here config files. I'd love if texconfig
> can make the local tree as an option...

I can try to make the scheme more flexible in the following way:
  - formats will always and up in VARTEXMF if this is set, else in TEXMFMAIN
    (I think that we all agree on this)
  - config files are no longer copied automatically; I make this a step that
    the user (or the installation procedure) has to take explicitly
  - I introduce a special variable TEXMFCONFIG (argh, this is close to
    TEXMFCNF and TEXCONFIG...), so people are not forced to use
    either TEXMFLOCAL or VARTEXMF for this. TeX Live's setup can use
    TEXMFCONFIG=$VARTEXMF is this is what everybody wants.

Sounds good?


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