[tex-k] texmfcnf.lua is outdated and breaks ConTeXt.

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Tue Aug 16 15:07:11 CEST 2022

On Mon, 15 Aug 2022, amano.kenji wrote:
> Gentoo Linux uses upstream texmfcnf.lua. It seems upstream texmfcnf.lua isn't designed to handle TEXMFSYSCONFIG=/etc/texmf, TEXMFSYSVAR=/var/lib/texmf. TEXMFDIST=/usr/share/texmf-dist, and TEXMFOS=/usr/share. Those values are used by Arch Linux texlive-core package.

texmfcnf.lua does not react to these env variables or settings in
texmf.cnf. All changes need to be done in both texmf.cnf and

This is purely a packaging issue and not related to TeX Live.

Packagers are advised to contact us for help if they need it,
and not ship unsupported and broken distributions.



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