[OS X TeX] kpsewhich not finding default TEXMFHOME

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jan 20 20:19:56 CET 2010

On Jan 20, 2010, at 12:45 PM, Art Werschulz wrote:

> Hi.
> I just installed MacTeX from the October 2009 TeX collection, while still keeping my old (2008) installation around, to play it safe.
> I'm now finding that kpsewhich doesn't seem to know that TEXMFHOME is ~/texmf.  Note the following
> 	$ export TEXMFHOME=~/texmf
> 	$ kpsewhich review.sty
> 	/Users/agw/texmf/tex/latex/review.sty
> Admittedly, it's no big deal to add 
> 	export TEXMFHOME=~/texmf
> to my .bashrc file.  But I wouldn't expect kpsewhich to need this; in particular, I didn't need this with earlier installations.
> Suggestions?
> Art Werschulz
> 207 Stoughton Avenue, Cranford  NJ 07016-2838
> (908) 272-1146


In MacTeX TEXMFHOME is ~/Library/texmf not ~/texmf.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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