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

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Mon Aug 8 10:45:02 CEST 2005

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> 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.

Isn't there a tool like "equivs" for rpm?  That is, something that
creates a fake package to tell the system that the dependency is

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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