Are there any problems with placing parts (or all) of texmf-local under Git source control? Git places a hidden directory in the folders it manages. Are there issues caused by doing this; would doing so bother any of the TeX configuration tools.
No there are no implications. I belive the only files that will be searched for by the list generation tool is the files listed in the output of running:
kpsewhich --help, and then look under:
Recognized format names and their (abbreviations) and suffixes:.
None of these are defaulted in the
.git folder (unless you add them to your script directory).
And even so it only searches files in certain sub-directories under for example
Even though this does not pose any problem I generally like to have things separated, and have thus created a new folder to which I link by
ln down to
texmf-local. This enables one to quick-switch between different package versions if this it what you had in mind?
If it is a purely managing package versions on several machines and not real version controlling, what you had in mind is deemed appropriate.