[tex-live] texmf trees [was:] lambda, omega, latex.ini

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Wed May 12 20:42:48 CEST 2004

> As I understand, we need the main texmf/ for compiling process, but 
> without many files from texmf-dist/ it cannot be done (e.g. we need
> also ..../tex/generic/ruhyphen/ etc. etc.).

The build procedure writes to texmf. Reading from texmf-dist is needed if
one actually wants to create the format files during "make install". If
texmf-dist is not found during "make install" (e.g. because the prefix
points somewhere else), this causes no harm; only: you don't get any
format files.

"fmtutil --all" checks for all enabled formats if it can find the .ini
file specified in the config file. If not found, the format in question
does not get build (without error).


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