[tex-live] texdoc.tlu (was: TeX Live Installer -- pregeneration of formats)
frank at kuesterei.ch
Sun Jun 8 17:52:30 CEST 2008
Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> A stupid question: is the version of texdoc.tlu in the TeX Live
> repository up-to-date?
I have not made any changes since ages; IIRC the last change was even
made by Norbert, and was fist done in the TL repository.
> If yes, I hope that I misunderstand the code.
> -- [[ override hardcoded variables with values from texmf.cnf ]]
> rmfile_command = set_var_from_texmf(rmfile_command,'TEXDOC_RMFILE')
> rmdir_command = set_var_from_texmf(rmdir_command,'TEXDOC_RMDIR')
> There is only one texmf.cnf file for all platforms, including
> Windows. You cannot set TEXDOC_RMFILE in texmf.cnf any more.
> should be hard-coded in your script:
> if (os.type == "windows") then ....
It is done like this already, except that I didn't know of os.type (or
maybe it wasn't available one year ago), and do some guessing based on
the PATH separator.
> My proposal:
> * Set reasonable defaults for Unix and Windows in your script.
> * Look for a config file in $TEXMFHOME.
Here you've got a point indeed: I do read texmf.cnf for site-wide
configuration, but there is no possibility at the moment to change the
behaviour on a per-user basis.
Now the question is: Should we use one (user) configuration file for
each texlua script which understands configuration settings? Or should
there be one central file, similar to a user-specific texmf.cnf?
Personally, I prefer a per-script configuration file, but it might be
tedious if some changes need to be repeated over and over.
And where should such a file be looked for? What about
$TEXMFHOME/scripts/config/ - the site-wide ones could then go to
$TEXMFSYSCONFIG/scripts/, err, shouldn't the user-specific path be
> It's quite late for significant changes in TeX Live 2008 but I'm very
> interested in the texlua version of texdoc. Unless I misunderstand
> the code in the repository I fear that it doesn't work.
It should work, since texmf.cnf is just needed for local customization.
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