var vs. ro data in TDS

Joachim Schrod
Tue, 17 Oct 1995 13:20:10 +0100 (MEZ)

Karl wrote:
> I asked a friend to look at the draft TDS, and one of his immediate
> comments was:
>     2. The Linux File System Standard has texmf directories in two places:
>     one for invariant data (which can then be in a read-only filesystem) and
>     one (/var/lib/texmf) for variable data such as dynamically constructed
>     fonts.  I think it's important that you accommodate this standard.
> We can't require any such thing

Why not?

A (more-or-less) standard place (i.e., subtree) for generated fonts
would be a Good Thing. And for Unix systems we should note that this
place is often a symlink in a /var area.


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Computer Science Department
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany