[tex-live] Strange behaviour after updating TeXLive

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Apr 8 17:58:18 CEST 2010

On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 01:42:28AM +1000, Vafa Khalighi wrote:
> I have got a texmf directory in my home directory, after updating texlive
> today, when running xelatex, it does not read texmf directory but running
> lualatex or pdflatex, it reads texmf directory.
> consider
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{bidi}
> \begin{document}
> Test
> \end{document} 
> where I also have bidi package in my texmf directory, running xelatex gives

Because the texlive installed version of bidi is under xeltex specific
path, so kpathsea will prefere it (AFAIK) over the one installed under
your local texmf tree which is under generic latex path, which is not
the case with lualatex. You can check with:

$ kpsewhich --progname=lualatex bidi.sty
$ kpsewhich --progname=xelatex bidi.sty


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
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