Running texconfig breaks backspace in Bash/MinTTY

Ken Brown
Fri Mar 18 20:46:00 GMT 2016

On 3/18/2016 4:34 PM, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> On 2016-03-18 15:27, Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 3/18/2016 4:14 PM, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
>>> On 2016-03-18 06:34, Ken Brown wrote:
>>>> The best long-term solution is to get rid of the need for texconfig by
>>>> making
>>>> tlmgr work on Cygwin[*].
>>> No thanks.  Don't we have all of TeX Live packaged already?  Wouldn't
>>> using this conflict with the packages we already have?
>> I guess I wasn't clear enough in the footnote when I said I would
>> disable some features of tlmgr.  What I meant was that I would disable
>> the features that deal with package management.  But tlmgr does other
>> things that could be useful (like managing default paper size), and I
>> would like to make those things work on Cygwin.
> texlive uses libpaper, so can paperconf be used for managing paper size?

I doubt it, but I'll check.  By "managing default paper size" I simply 
mean writing the appropriate things to various TeX Live configuration 
files.  And TeX Live already provides Perl modules that do all the work 
and that are called by tlmgr.

> Anyway, I'm pretty sure that Fedora does not ship tlmgr.  You may wish
> to check the other major distros and see if they do, and if so what
> modifications they made.

I know Debian does.  And the Debian TeX Live maintainer (who is also one 
of the main upstream TeX Live maintainers) told me that he doesn't ship 
texconfig in Debian because it doesn't work well with TeX Live and 
because everything it does can be done better by tlmgr.


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