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

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Jul 16 20:27:52 CEST 2010

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 06:12:55PM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
>     $HOME/texmf to $XDG_DATA_HOME/.local/texmf
> Moving the default for TEXMFHOME, et al., to anywhere outside $HOME is
> such a radically incompatible change, against user expectations, that I,
> for one, would not consider it.  Hence, my reply stands :).  If it is
> useful for others to follow that document, great, they can go for it.

The idea is to unclutter the home directory (I've tens of dot
directories and files under may home) and make clear separation between
data, config and cache dirs, so one can easily back up the important
ones from the noise. It is not a big deal, and still too many
non-conforment applications for it to prove any usefulness.


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

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