[tex-live] fmtutil-sys, updmap-sys scripts

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Fri Oct 14 13:47:25 CEST 2005

Daniel Flipo <daniel.flipo at univ-lille1.fr> wrote:

> Hi Thomas, hi all,
> It seems that the new scripts fmtutil-sys and updmap-sys in TL2005
> no longer take into account the TEXMFLOCAL branch of the TEXMF tree.
> # kpsewhich fmtutil.cnf
> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c/fmtutil.cnf
> that's fine, _but_ when I launch fmtutil-sys, it uses the standard
> /usr/local/texlive/2005/texmf-var/web2c/fmtutil.cnf
> This is a consequence of your redinition of
> is hidden!
> So, my questions are:
> 1) Could you think of a clean patch for fmtutil-sys and updmap-sys
>     so that they pick up their config files where kpsewhich expects
>     them to do so?

Why not simply unset TEXMFVAR, TEXMFCONFIG and TEXMFHOME in the -sys

> 2) I always wondered why TEXMLOCAL was put behind TEXMF(SYS)VAR
>     in TL standard texmf.cnf. Wouldn't it be more logical to search
>     -- first the personnal tree of the user (TEXMFHOME and co),

With TEXMFVAR and TEXMFCONFIG being part of "and co".  That's the whole
point of having TEXMFVAR plus TEXMFSYSVAR.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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