[tex-live] Problems with local /texmf on ntfs

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 16:11:48 CEST 2009

2009/6/17 Felix Kupprat <kupprat at googlemail.com>:
> Dear everyone! I have the following problem customizing my texlive
> installation:
> I want to include a personal texmf directory that lies on a ntfs partition
> that is not the partition of the texlive installation. The installation-path
> is /usr/local/texlive/
> I have added the path to the custom directory to
> /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf.cnf:
> TEXMFDATEN = /media/Data/Dateien/miktexpersonal//

You should not have the two slashes at the end here, they will be
added later in the definition of TEXINPUT.* variables.

> This solution does not work completely. The file
> ./miktexpersonal/bibtex/bst/biblatex/biblatex.bst is found running tex using
> the biblatex package.
> However, the files ./miktexpersonal/tex/latex/biblatex/bbx/authoryear.bbx
> and the custom style ./miktexpersonal/tex/latex/dai/bbx/dai.bbx can not be
> found.
> Copying the whole folder like it is to my home directory and modifying the
> entry in the texmf.cnf everything works fine. I have tried various
> debug-commands that I found in the kpahsea-documentation, but they didn't
> actually help me (for a post of the output and discussion (in german) see
> http://www.golatex.de/viewtopic,p,10756.html#10756).
> As everything works fine with the same directory-structure in my
> home-directory, I suppose that there is some incompatibility with the ntfs
> format of the other partition. Files are not compressed and don't make
> problems under Linux. Has anyone any idea what I have done wrong or how I
> can solve the problem? Tank You!
> System Information:
> Ubuntu 9.04
> texlive 2008
> editor: Lyx 1.6.2
> Why I want to do this? I have a MikTeX 2.7 installation and Windows XP on
> the same system and want to use the same custom texmf on both systems. As
> Windows doesn't read the EXT partition of the linux installation, the
> directory has to be put on a windows-compatible partition.

Zdeněk Wagner

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