[tex-live] biber in texmf.cnf

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Fri Sep 23 16:25:02 CEST 2011

Am Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:49:58 +0200 schrieb Arno Trautmann:

>>> is there a special reason that bibtex and bibtex8 made it into
>>> texmf.cnf, but biber didn't? Maybe because it is too new and there's
>>> too few experience with it?

>> P.S. IMHO, it is better to ask such questions on biber mailing list.

> It's a question about a TeX Live configuration file. How would that 
> /not/ belong here, but on the biber list?

Because the biber people know how biber search for files and if it
actually needs/uses texmf.cnf.

A search in the biber forum found this:

"Biber does not have it's own KPATHSEA library - it would be massive
overkill and so it runs kpsewhich in order to find files in the
texmf tree."

Ulrike Fischer 

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