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Re: texlive 2009 - should set TEXMFCNF?



Jindrich Novy wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 11:59:30AM -0400, Neal Becker wrote:
>> Jindrich Novy wrote:
>> 
>> > On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 03:05:34PM -0400, Neal Becker wrote:
>> >> I wonder if texlive should include a /etc/profile.d package to set
>> >> TEXMFCNF,
>> >> so that other packages, such as xdvipdfmx will work?  Or, should
>> >> texlive just obsolete xdvipdfmx and include it's own version?
>> > 
>> > I will try to fix it in the texmf.cnf kpathsea configuration file
>> > directly in the new TL2009 update.
>> > 
>> > Jindrich
>> > 
>> Could you explain?
> 
> The plan was to update the texmf.cnf to tell kpathsea to look for
> files in the /usr/share/texmf tree prior to the main TL2009 tree. This
> should make the utilities like xdvipdfmx work even though they are
> linked against old kpathsea and expects configuration bits in
> /usr/share/texmf.
> 
>> Will you replace the current xdvipdfmx?
> 
> Currently I'm trying to not to replace any package that has a separate
> upstream and is already packaged separatelly in Fedora.
> 
> Jindrich
> 
I am maintainer for xdvipdfmx and would be perfectly happy if you adopt it.


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