[NTG-context] How to add a local texmf tree to context minimals?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Mar 24 10:26:07 CET 2011

On 24-3-2011 7:57, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 20:08, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>> At second I want actually to add more than one tree ;-)
>> My main problem is that there quite a lot of configuration files
>> which look like good candidates (I found texmf.cnf, texmfcnf.lua,
>> context.cnt, contextcnf.lua.) and that I don't know where to put a
>> local version which will not be changed by updates.
> texmf.cnf is for MKII and texmfcnf.lua is for MKIV. The files
> context.cnf and contextcnf.lua are not used. They are usually just the
> source for texmf.cnf and texmfcnf.lua, but they are not taken
> automatically.
> One way is to set environmental variables, but probably a better way
> is to create a copy of texmf.cnf&  texmfcnf.lua in texmf-local/web2c/
> and change the TEXMF variable there. No, wait. texmf-local is not
> known until texmf.cnf is actually read in (chicked-and-egg problem).

Did you test it?

Just put a cnf there and run

mtxrun --configurations

and see what gets reported. Here I have one in the local tree because I 
need to hook in my dev paths.


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