[tex-live] texmf.cnf: Why "Part 4: extra format definitions for TeX Live"?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Apr 10 17:04:39 CEST 2007

Frank � wrote:
> Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
>> On Die, 10 Apr 2007, Frank K�ster wrote:
>>> didn't find a clever place for the texdoc stuff, and we could remove the
>>> {JAVA,LUA,PERL,...}INPUTS altoghether in the non-Windows version.
>> The LUA and PERL stuff should better not be removed. luatex-snapshot is
>> waiting in NEW, who knows what else we need.
> I really sent this to the texlive list, not the Debian list, and I
> suggest a change in TeXLive proper, not Debian.  So NEW isn't really
> relevant probably...
> The comment says
> % Perl, Python, Ruby, Java scripts (Win32 only)
> % This is used by the irun.exe program which simulates a symlink
> % but also makes use of kpathsea to retrieve the target
> RUBYINPUTS.  To me that sounds as if those variables are unused on
> other systems than Windows.
it depends ... this was first introduced on windows, and after that came 
the new tds script paths, i suggest to keep them because i occasionally 
use them independent of the platform

> Either the comment should be changed, or the variables can be dropped;
> or we opt to keep them to keep the differences between texmf.cnf and
> texmf.cnf-4WIN as small as possible.
the comment (wind32only) should be removed



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