[tex-live] Windows (MSYS2) : kpathsea does not find texmf.cnf

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Fri Jun 10 06:48:56 CEST 2016

>> TEXMFCNF=E:/Documents/programmes_x86/texlive/2016;
>> The trailing semicolon is important. If the semicolon does not exist,
>> texmf.cnf is searched only in E:/Documents/programmes_x86/texlive/2016.
> 1) I've just tried this. My program seems to hang.
> 2) I tried E:/Documents/programmes_x86/texlive/2016: (with : at the
> end) and I get

Probably you are using a non-standard shell in which
the semicolon is a special character.
But the kpathsea for w32 requires DOS path separator, semicolon.
So maybe the following works:
export TEXMFCNF='E:/Documents/programmes_x86/texlive/2016;'


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