[tex-live] Fatal format file error; I'm stymied

Georg Graf guruvienna at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 2 21:23:35 CEST 2013

> Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 18:33:52 +0000
> From: karl at freefriends.org
> To: guruvienna at hotmail.com; tex-live at tug.org
> Subject: Re: [tex-live] Fatal format file error; I'm stymied
> export TEXMFVAR=
> unset TEXMFVAR would be much better. (Or, if we're talking about an
> initialization file, just refrain from setting it at all.)

Thanks for the hint!
And what about setting it e.g. TEXMFVAR = $HOME/.texmf-var?


> An envvar whose value is the empty string is very different (and
> unusual) from an envvar which is not set at all. Although we've tried
> to make many of our programs treat them as equivalent, for convenience,
> I'm sure there are plenty of cases left where they are not.
> Best,
> k 		 	   		  

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