Your message dated Wed, 06 Dec 2006 21:27:45 +0100
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has caused the Debian Bug report #396835,
regarding libkpathsea: could remove trailing slashes from environment variables
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
author(s) Olaf Weber <[email protected]>.
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Wishlist for kpathsea: Remove trailing slash from $HOME
Wed, 06 Dec 2006 21:27:45 +0100
down here in the Debian BTS we have a bugreport which turned out to be a
misconfiguration, or rather an incompatibility between the setting of
$HOME and kpathsea. The user had:
>>> >> > echo $HOME
>>> >> /home/hrw/
>>> > That's not: $HOME should not have a trailing slash.
The result was that TEXMFHOME = /home/hrw//texmf with a double slash,
and kpathsea searched all subdirectories in home (Plus there was a
circular symlink, well. What you find on users' systems.).
Anyway, it might be an idea to remove any trailing slashes from
directory variables inherited from the environment, like HOME. It won't
hurt anywhere, and make it a bit more, well, "fool"proof.
What do you think?
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)
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