[tex-live] TL'10 pretest trial

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Tue May 25 23:21:56 CEST 2010

Le 25/05/2010 22:42, taco a écrit :
> The problem is that because there is no separation between -sys
> and non-sys, either everything of all users is shared, or nothing
> at all is shared. The second seems the lesser evil to me.
FWIW, I agree.

The consequence, concerning the installer and tlmgr, would be that we (TL) don't
need to do anything, and each user wanting to use MkIV would need to generate
her own cache herself. Is that ok for you?

> I don't know the right variable to select the user's home scratch
> space in texlive (I do not normally use texlive) even though I
> know there is one. So my proposal was to add
>   TEXMFCACHE=~/.texlive2010 % or whatever
~/.texlive2010 already contains two subdirectories: texmf-var and texmf-config.
IMO, TEXMFCACHE should either use its own subdirectory, like


or use an appropriate subdirectory of an existing tree (TEXMFVAR looks
appropriate to me), like



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