[tex-live] Per user texmf.cnf

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Sun Sep 2 10:12:50 CEST 2012

Hello all,

I'm trying to tackle a question on TeX-sx:
This is about moving TEXMFHOME, but seems to require a per user
TEXMFCONFIG. I couldn't seem to get this to work, so would value some
advice. On my Mac, I get

  palladium:~ joseph$ kpsewhich --var-value TEXMFCONFIG

so tried creating a texmf.cnf file there containing a line to move

 TEXMFHOME = ~/texmf


  kpsewhich --var-value TEXMFHOME

showed no change (~/Library/texmf).

A quick search finds
but I did not follow this really: as TEXMFCONFIG points to a
perfectly-valid location, why does it not lead to texmf.cnf being found?
Are there any general instructions for using texmf.cnf on a per user basis?
Joseph Wright

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