Thomas Esser <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: [lots of good information]
> Hope, this is helpful somehow... Thank you, it is very helpful. I am trying to work out some ideas for dealing with ongoing texmf-related upgrades of various kinds on a multi-user system and I hope to write up my thoughts pretty soon in the form of an online article that anyone can read who wants to. But in the process of doing this I realized that I needed to better understand the origins and intent of some things like VARTEXFONTS and VARTEXMF.