[tex-live] texmf.cnf in source.development

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 15:25:19 +0000

On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 03:18:17PM +0100, Kaja P. Christiansen wrote:
> I played a bit with the newly made binaries and was surprised to see
>   This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-1.00b-pretest-20020211 (Web2C 7.3.7)
>   (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)

doesnt surprise me at all :-}
> The problem relates to texmf.cnf in source.development:

there is no texmf.cnf there
>  - building process creates texmf-var, but not texmf-local
>  - formats are loaded to texmf-var (as they should)
>  - texmf.cnf doesn't use texmf-var in TEXMF tree:

eh? the texmf.cnf in texlive master texmf tree references VARTEXMF.

are you running binaries actually in source.development? 
if you do that, point TEXMFCNF to the `real' texmf.cnf, not
any pale imitations lying around.

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