[tex-live] texdoc.tlu (was: TeX Live Installer -- pregeneration of formats)

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sun Jun 8 23:23:56 CEST 2008

    IMO the best place is TEXMFHOME/texdoc/texdoc.cnf.

Looks sensible to me, but see below.

    The directory "scripts" should contain the scripts themselves (like


    Don't know whether TEXMFHOME/texdoc.cnf is appropriate.  

No config files at the top level of a texmf.

    A site-wide config file doesn't make much sense, except in a
    single-platform environment.  In this case the admin can put it into

Therefore, the best thing would be to actually look for
$TEXMF/texdoc/texdoc.cnf, where $TEXMF is already defined to be the
standard sequence of trees.  I.e., expand that with kpse and take the
first result.  Or maybe concatenate all results.  

FWIW ...


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