Local changes to texmf.cnf?

Arash Esbati arash at gnu.org
Tue Nov 8 12:15:07 CET 2022

Hi Gregory,

Gregory Heytings <gregory at heytings.org> writes:

> However, creating a /usr/share/texlive/texmf.cnf file with the
> following content:
> openout_any = a
> seems to have no effect: the default setting (openout_any = p) from
> the main texmf.cnf file is still used.

I'm not on Debian, so my comment may be off.  TLGuide says[1]:

  All texmf.cnf files in the search path will be read and definitions in
  earlier files override those in later files. For example, with a
  search path of .:$TEXMF, values from ./texmf.cnf override those from

Try the following in a shell:

  kpsewhich -a texmf.cnf

to see the order.  HTH.

Best, Arash

[1]  https://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texlive-en.html#x1-560007.1.2

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