[tex-live] new pdftex binary for TeX Live

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Sat Feb 3 14:41:55 CET 2007

Hartmut Henkel <hartmut_henkel at gmx.de> wrote:

> On Sat, 3 Feb 2007, Frank Küster wrote:
>> karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:
>> >     So this search path from compile time will go onto the DVDs also
>> >     (for no use, but it doesn't hurt either).
>> >
>> > Right.  I discussed this with Reinhard and Norbert.  It's not
>> > entirely clear how to clean it up, because that fallback path is
>> > actually relevant in the Debian (etc.) builds.
>> Where does that path come from?  I'm surprised that it is of any use
>> for Debian, since it will usually be something like
>> /tmp/buildd/texlive-bin-2007/Build/source/...
> i have all stuff in /home/hahe/tex-live/Build/... so that's what one
> sees in the binary. Build doesn't happen here in /tmp, i just cd into
> ~/tex-live/Build/source and type ./Build.

Yes, of course.  What I'd like to know is

- which setting in texmf.in or somewhere else gets expanded to the
  current working directory

- why this helps us Debianists.

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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