[tex-live] TeX Live suggestions

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sun Jan 31 02:54:21 CET 2010

Hi Andreas,

    missing or wrong in texmf.cnf, corrected items below:

    BSTINPUTS = .;$TEXMF/bibtex/bst//

    # where to look for bibtex8 code sort files
    CSFINPUT = .;$TEXMF/bibtex/cfs//

Looking at bibtex8/utils.c, around line 718:

          status = ((full_filespec = kpse_find_file(filename, kpse_bst_format, false)) == NULL);
            status = find_file (CSF_INPUT_ENVVAR, CSF_INPUT_PATH,
                                filename, full_filespec);

Of course we compile with -DKPATHSEA.  Therefore it is correct for the
TL texmf.cnf to only set BSTINPUTS, and for BSTINPUTS to also include
csf files.  There is no separate path in kpse for csf, and I don't see a
need for one.

    no links in documentation /usr/local/texlive/2009/doc.html to
            bibtex8 in /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf/doc/bibtex8
            ae in /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/doc/fonts/ae

No documentation exists, that I can see; texdoc -l bibtex8 shows the
readme file, etc.  Would you like to write a man page for it?  Or maybe
some distro has one?


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