[dev-context] Setuptex removal

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri May 23 15:12:55 CEST 2008


Hi,

As of about five minutes ago, there is a new beta of context
available from pragma-ade. In that, Hans has improved the
non-setuptex initialization even more, and it is now close
enough to kpathsea that nobody should notice the difference
in practise. Here is how it goes:

* You still need the 'tex binaries' directory in the PATH.

* Based on that, MKIV now always initializes the virtual variables
   $SELFAUTOLOC, $SELFAUTODIR and $SELFAUTOPARENT

* If $TEXMFCNF is not set, the following default is used:

'{$SELFAUTODIR,$SELFAUTOPARENT}{,{/share,}/texmf{-local,.local,}/web2c}'

   This is a tiny little bit different from texlive, but should
   not make a difference in practise. (The addition of .local is
   especially for gwtex, and we dropped $SELFAUTOLOC from this
   path)

* MKIV now also pre-initializes

     $TEXOS  ==  $SELFAUTODIR
   and
     $TEXROOT  ==  $SELFAUTOPARENT

   as an extra service (and to allow you to mask the weird
   SELF... variable names from plain view in texmf.cnf)

As noted already, MKII does not need those env vars anyway.

Best wishes,
Taco



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