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

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Tue Jun 29 01:43:30 CEST 2004

On Sun, 27 Jun 2004, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> Thomas Esser wrote:
> > - config files are no longer copied automatically; I make this a step
> >   that the user (or the installation procedure) has to take 
> >   explicitly

> I think this is what I want in TL. When we install, we set things up
> right, and can then call texconfig safely, knowing that it will not
> duplicate our work.

Hmm... I'd like to find a good compromise for both teTeX and TL. Since
teTeX hasn't installation script, may I suggest adding to texconfig one
more item: "copy config files" to whatever was in advance set as
TEXMFCONFIG (as Thomas suggested). In such a way we can avoid any action
"behind the scene". Making such a copy of config files would be
appreciated by teTeX users.
> In fact, I have commented out the call to texconfig  from the install 
> scripts entirely, for the
> moment.  It is not clear to me that it did anything useful at that point.

That's OK, but the first run of texconfig still makes copies in
TEXMFLOCAL. Fortunatelly language.dat, fmtutil.cnf etc. are edited in
VARTEXMF, thanks to the precedance of texmf- trees.

Hope we are more close to any consent. Thanks,

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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