[tex-live] share sub-directory

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Mar 3 00:14:16 CET 2008

Hi Peter,

    It would be interesting, how the texmf.cnf is generated and/or from where
    it comes.

The texmf.cnf in Master/texmf/web2c/ is not generated from anywhere.  It
is maintained by hand, although I try to keep it in sync with

The texmf.cnf that is generated by a build of the sources is not used
anywhere in TeX Live itself.  (That is the one you are talking about, I
take it.)  It is generated by rules in kpathsea/Makefile.in, which
basically substitute most of Make's directory-related variables.  It is
nothing terribly complex.

I would expect you to be able to get the paths you want by suitable
configure options, e.g., --datadir=$PREFIX.  (That is what our
Build/source/Build script does.)  The $prefix/share default comes from
the definition of datadir in Autoconf.


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