problems with local user format files

Norbert Preining norbert at
Thu Oct 15 15:47:08 CEST 2020

Hi Ulrike,

I cannot add much to what Zdenek said. The only time I have seen this is
with missing formats that are then auto-generated in $TEXMFVAR instead

Possible ways to disable this behaviour are:
- set MKTEXFMT=0 in texmf.cnf and disable automatic format generation
- change the code that formats are always generated in TEXMFSYSVAR and
  if that is not possible, fail

> I'm alone on my computer. I never run fmtutil-user manually and I
> never want formats in .texlive2020/texmf-var/web2c. Is there a way
> to avoid to get them? If some events triggers this format creation I

to your .../texlive/2020/texmf.cnf



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