Improvements to path resolution in tlmgr and other scripts using kpathsea

Norbert Preining norbert at
Tue Sep 21 03:16:03 CEST 2021

Hi Daniel,

(intro: author of tlmgr and texlive infra, and maintainer of texlive-*
in Debian)

> We are currently attempting to package TeXLive in Homebrew:

Interesting. I have written one recipe for homebrew/linuxbrew but never
tried to do that for TeX Live!

> kpsewhich –var-value SELFAUTOPARENT.  

We have the same problem in Debian, and we patch out the whole BEGIN
block and auto-switch to user mode in Debian, see:
There are some other patches you might want to look into.
Our (Debian) layout is
	/usr/bin/*	binaries and scripts linked
	/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist	main tree

I can surely help you with the homebrew adaption (if testing is possible
on linux with linuxbrew, I don't have macs around). Feel free to ping



PREINING Norbert                    
Fujitsu Research  +  IFMGA Guide  +  TU Wien  +  TeX Live  + Debian Dev
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