[Dev-luatex] Problems with texmf.cnf settings

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Sep 29 21:44:57 CEST 2007


Hi Hans! Hi Taco! Hi all!

I am slowly getting at it. Don't ask me why, but now 

On Di, 25 Sep 2007, Hans Hagen wrote:
> >	export TEMXFCNF=/usr/share/texmf/web2c

and calling luatools --verbose --generate did work, well, sort of. All
the cache files were generated in ~/luatex-cache.

There is only ONE BIG PROBLEM:
$ grep ^TEXMFDIST /usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf 
TEXMFDIST = /usr/share/texmf-{texlive,tetex}

which leads to:
...
LuaTools | locating list of /usr/share/texmf-{texlive
LuaTools | locating list of tetex}
...
without brace expansion. This is bad.

I know TEXMFDIST should be ONE tree, but it CAN be a brace expanded
list. It works. Well, in kpathsea, but not in luatools. So most scripts
are not found.

Can this be fixed?

Best wishes

Norbert

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