texmfcnf.lua is broken for ConTeXt.

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Tue Aug 16 14:55:57 CEST 2022

On Tue, 16 Aug 2022, TeX Live Mailing List wrote:
> Is there any documentation on the variables used in texmfcnf.lua?

They are very similar to the kpathsea texmf.cnf variables, so
the texinfo documentation of kpathsea should help.

> Can there be any separate system-wide override file that can override certain variables in /usr/share/texmf-dist/web2c/texmfcnf.lua?

Unfortunately not as far as I can remember. For Debian I always patched
the values we need to have set into texmfcnf.lua. Other distributions
might have forgotten that, though.

It is a pity that texmfcnf.lua does not support layered configuration,
similar to updmap, fmtutil, and even texmf.cnf ...



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