[tex-live] textlive seems to ignore top of home tree

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Jul 16 19:59:04 CEST 2010

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 05:39:13PM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
> I am sympathetic to these views for a small TEXMFHOME where you can just
> dump everything into the top-level directory (or arbitrary
> subdirectories).
> However, TEXMFHOME itself is already being used by other people for very
> large trees.  We can't just change the way it's defined without messing
> them up.
> Adding another tree which looks for anything anywhere seems like the
> only viable option, and I don't want to make that big of a change now.
> Maybe next time.

No, hurry, it is just something to be considered in the future.

While at it, any chance of TeXLive following XDG Base Directory
Specification[1] in the future?

[1] http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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