[tex-live] serious problem with mktextfm or mktexdir and `~'
wl at gnu.org
Wed Jan 23 23:42:47 CET 2008
It seems that mktexdir (or mktextfm) doesn't handle `~' properly in
directory names. For example, running
I get the error
mktextfm: mktexdir ~/.texlive2008/texmf-var/fonts/tfm/lh/lh-t2a failed.
And indeed: mktexdir doesn't expand `~' to my home directory but
creates a directory called `~/.texlive2008/...' within my home
directory. On the other hand, running
properly expands the tilde... It looks like a missing `eval'
somewhere in the code.
Since such a problem must have been detected much earlier I wonder
whether something different could cause this...
I'm using the current SVN TeXLive version, running on a SuSE 10.2
GNU/Linux box, with no special customization.
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