texmfcnf.lua is broken for ConTeXt.

amano.kenji amano.kenji at proton.me
Thu Aug 18 14:20:57 CEST 2022

I meant doing it in texmfcnf.lua.

I don't know whether gentoo developers will bother to fix it, though. They tend to not respond.

------- Original Message -------
On Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at 2:16 PM, Norbert Preining <norbert at preining.info> wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Aug 2022, amano.kenji wrote:
> > Something like TEXMFSYSVAR="selfautoparent:texmf-var;selfautoparent:/var/lib/texmf", TEXMFSYSCONFIG="selfautoparent:texmf-config;selfautoparent:/etc/texmf", and TEXMFDIST="selfautoparent:texmf-dist;selfautodir:share/texmf-dist"?
> Do you mean in texmf.cnf? That will not work, kpathsea does not support
> this notion.
> Furthermore, having hard-coded paths like /var/lib/texmf or /etc/texmf
> which might be different on different distributions (why not
> /var/cache/texmf, or /etc/texlive/, ...) baked into upstream is not
> a good idea.
> I don't think it is soooo difficult for downstream distributions to
> adjust the paths to the correct values. In Debian we are doing this
> since 15+ years with practically unchanged patches.
> Best regards
> Norbert
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