[tex-live] Per user texmf.cnf

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Sun Sep 2 16:59:01 CEST 2012

On 02/09/2012 15:36, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Sun, 02 Sep 2012, Joseph Wright wrote:
>>   ~/Library/texlive/2012/texmf-config/web2c/texmf.cnf
> mktexlsr ~/Library/texlive/2012/texmf-config
> export TEXMFCNF=$HOME/.texmf-config/web2c:
> kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME
> did work here for me ... (besides that I used 
> 	~/tl/2012/texmf-config/web2c
> instead of ~/Library...
> If you don't want to use TEXMFCNF, I recommend editing/adding
> one of the files in the paths given by
> 	kpsewhich -show-path texmf.cnf
> ? FOr example ../2012/../texmf-local/web2c/
> Best wishes
> Norbert

Ah, I see what I was getting wrong: there is a variable "TEXMFCONFIG"
and and a variable "TEXMFCNF", and they are not synonyms.

Going back to my original context, am I correct in understanding that
there is no per user location for which a texmf.cnf file is read as
standard (i.e. that TEXMFCNF does not include any directory relative to
"~"). If so, am I correct in understanding that the only way to move
TEXMFHOME on a per user basis is to set at least one environmental
variable (either TEXMFCNF then using a local texmf.cnf to move
TEXMFHOME, or setting TEXMFHOME directly)?
Joseph Wright

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