[tex-live] clash on $HOME/.texmf-var/web2c between TL2005 and other packages

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Aug 8 01:10:17 CEST 2005

On Son, 07 Aug 2005, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> >create generated formats in $HOME/.texmf-var/web2c, so when the .pool files
> >differ you get errors when switching between packages.  I'm used to switching
> >between TeX packages pretty dynamically using environment modules to manage the
> >PATH setting.  The simple fix is to change texmf.cnf to use something like
> >$HOME/.tl2005/texmf-var, etc.
> >  
> >
> personally, I don't think TL should work around things as you
> suggest. it would be much better to NOT mix and match binaries,
> surely?

I can only support Sebastians comment, and if you really need to do this
kind of switching, make the change in texmf.cnf yourself.

Best wishes


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