[tex-live] mktexlsr does not include $TEXMFLOCAL when refreshing
R (Chandra) Chandrasekhar
chandra at ee.uwa.edu.au
Tue Mar 24 15:20:44 CET 2009
I have installed TeXLive 2008 on a Debian-based Kubuntu Intrepid AMD-64
PC from DVD.
I realize that the experimental biblatex package will not be part of
TeXLive until it is actually released. Nevertheless, since I use it, I
decided to install it.
I have installed it as directed by the package author and my root texmf
which is really
This was also the directory returned by
kpsewhich -expand-var '$TEXMFLOCAL'
after the installation.
gave a null response.
sudo mktexlsr /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local
was the location of biblatex.sty returned by kpsewhich.
This is contrary to past behaviour because the default paths, like
$TEXMFLOCAL, if they exist, have always been searched and indexed by
Is this the standard behaviour from now on, or is it some environment
variable that is missing from my .bashrc file that is causing the
problem? Or is it something I inadvertently did while installing biblatex?
P.S. If I have misposted, please direct me to the correct mailing list.
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