[tex-live] mktexlsr does not include $TEXMFLOCAL when refreshing
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 15:33:33 CET 2009
2009/3/24 R (Chandra) Chandrasekhar <chandra at ee.uwa.edu.au>:
> Dear Folks,
> I have installed TeXLive 2008 on a Debian-based Kubuntu Intrepid AMD-64 PC
> from DVD.
> I realize that the experimental biblatex package will not be part of TeXLive
> until it is actually released. Nevertheless, since I use it, I decided to
> install it.
> I have installed it as directed by the package author and my root texmf
> directory is
> which is really
> This was also the directory returned by
> kpsewhich -expand-var '$TEXMFLOCAL'
> I did
> sudo mktexlsr
> after the installation.
> After that,
> kpsewhich biblatex.sty
> gave a null response.
> Only after
> sudo mktexlsr /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local
mktexlsr /some/path rebuilds ls-R in /some/path while mktexlsr
consults texmf.cnf and rebuilds ls-R in directories listed in
TEXMFDBS. Probably "sudo mktexlsr" finds some other mktexlsr, not the
one distributed with TeX Live, thus it finds different texmf.cnf and
rebuilds ls-R in different directories. Try
sudo which mktexlsr
It will show you which mktexlsr was used.
> 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?
> Thank you.
> P.S. If I have misposted, please direct me to the correct mailing list.
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