[tex-k] Mistake in texmf.cnf in texmflib-7.10.tar.gz?

Joel Reicher joel at panacea.null.org
Mon May 26 12:16:55 CEST 2003

> On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 05:31:23PM +1000, Joel Reicher wrote:
> > > And do not remove the word `original' if you don't know what you are
> > > doing. 
> > 
> > It's not there at all which, again, is my point. :) Perhaps I've
> > misunderstood what the build is supposed to be doing, but it's not the
> > first time I've done this...
> I must misunderstand you.

Eek. I can't believe my messages are so opaque.

> You appear to be saying that you want 
> the installation to over-write your texmf.cnf ,
> even though you have removed the word "original"
> explicitly to prevent this.

No, *I* haven't removed the word `original' - the file in the texmflib
tarball never had it, and I'm under the impression it should.

AFAIUI, the build takes place after the texmflib tarball has been unpacked,
and the build also generates a new texmf.cnf so it can have the correct
paths written into it. A `make install' should then overwrite the texmf.cnf
which was in the texmflib tarball. This is not happening, however, because
that original file is missing the word `original'.


	- Joel

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