[tex-live] Per user texmf.cnf
karl at freefriends.org
Sun Sep 2 19:32:16 CEST 2012
Ah, I see what I was getting wrong: there is a variable "TEXMFCONFIG"
and and a variable "TEXMFCNF", and they are not synonyms.
am I correct in understanding that there is no per user location for
which a texmf.cnf file is read as standard (i.e. that TEXMFCNF does
not include any directory relative to "~").
Yes. (See the definition of TEXMFCNF in texmf.cnf.)
If so, am I correct in understanding that the only way to move
TEXMFHOME on a per user basis is to set at least one environmental
variable (either TEXMFCNF then using a local texmf.cnf to move
TEXMFHOME, or setting TEXMFHOME directly)?
Yes, and I would strongly recommend the latter. Stay away from creating
your own texmf.cnf unless it's absolutely necessary. Usually it isn't.
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