[NTG-context] name of cache used by mkiv and lmtx

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Sat Apr 6 20:49:29 CEST 2019


On Sat, 6 Apr 2019, Alan Braslau wrote:

> On Sat, 6 Apr 2019 13:46:57 -0400 (EDT)
> Aditya Mahajan <adityam at umich.edu> wrote:
>
>> Is there a way to avoid that? I can, of course, set different values of
>> TEXMFCACHE for both distributions, but does it make sense to to use a
>> different hash (5fe67e...) for the two?
>
> Why do you set TEXMFCACHE
> and not simply keep separate texmf-cache directories
> under your lmtx and mkiv CONTEXTROOT directories?

I install both mkiv and lmtx at /opt/... so that the installations can be 
shared by multiple users. TEXMFCACHE needs to be writable by the user, so 
the natural choice is to set TEXMFCACHE to $HOME/texmf-cache.

Aditya


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