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Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] 11.84; TeX-next-error in PDFLaTeX brings up supp-pdf.te

From: Patrick Drechsler
Subject: Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] 11.84; TeX-next-error in PDFLaTeX brings up supp-pdf.tex
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 09:44:12 +0200
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Reinhard Kotucha <address@hidden> writes:
> You have to edit texmf.cnf manually.  There is no script which
> modifies this file.  texmf.cnf is used by almost every program which
> is part of TeXLive.  Hence, be careful.
> I do not recommend to edit this file at all.  It will be either
> overwritten by TeXLive-2008 or, if you remove the word "original" from
> the first line, you will miss any changes made in TL-2008.
> What I recommend is:
>    1. Find out whether you have a multiplatform version of TeXLive.
>       If you installed TeXLive from the CD/DVD then it's
>       multiplatform, if you installed it as an Ubuntu package it is
>       most likely only for your platform.  Run
>          which pdftex
>       on the commandline.  Either pdftex is in bin or bin/<platform>.
>    2. In a multiplatform environment, run
>                kpsewhich --expand-var=\$SELFAUTOPARENT
>       otherwise run
>          kpsewhich --expand-var=\$SELFAUTODIR
>    3. Create a file called texmf.cnf in the directory provided by
>       kpsewhich.  Set only variables there which you want to change.
>       In your case this file probably contains the line
>          file_line_error_style = t
>       only.  This file will be read first and a variable set there
>       will not be overwritten by the texmf.cnf file in TeXLive's
>       texmf/web2c directory.
>       And this file will not be touched when you upgrade to TL-2008.

Thanks for this detailed desciption Reinhard! I have adopted my system


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