[tex-live] texdoc: complain_about_old_envvar

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sun Aug 24 21:41:14 CEST 2008

Heiko Oberdiek scripsit (24.08.2008 19:06)
> Several TeX installations (including TL2007, TL2008, ...),
> it's better I do not describe all details, ... ;-)
If you don't mind I'd be interested in our favourite way of switching from one
version to another. I'm currently using symlinks and a special component in my
$PATH variable to do so, and if you have a better solution...

> If a warning should be given at all, then only, if the finally used
> value comes from a deprecated environment variable. Thus in the described
> scenario there would be a warning. But you are right, this warning
> would be dubious, too.
Sure. If we want to issue a warning only when really relevant, this will sort
of bloat the code quite a lot for few benefice. I'll probably just drop this
warning as you suggest. The original idea was that at some point in the future
there should be only two environement variables per setting (and not 4 like
now), but well, many environment variables don't hurt that much anyway.


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