[tex-k] web2c-7.5.4, tetex-2.99.10-beta -- patches and problem

Eddie Kohler kohler at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Jan 26 18:57:13 CET 2005

Hi all,

I just wanted to strenuously agree with this point:

Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
> (a) There used to be HOMETEXMF (now renamed TEXMFHOME) in front of
> TEXMF{LOCAL,MAIN,DIST}. This allows a user to have modified versions of 
> some
> files in TEXMFHOME that will be used instead of the std ones. That order 
> has
> now been changed; why?


> I'd like to stress again that the system trees must under no circumstances
> shadow files in TEXMFHOME.

Could someone explain the rationale for moving TEXMFHOME back to secondary 
position?  Or if this change was unintentional, please restore TEXMFHOME coming 
first.  The current behavior goes against what people normally expect, and what 
tetex/web2c has done in the past, and makes my life more difficult as a 
distributor of TeXware.


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