[tex-live] [Fwd: Re: TeXLive Perl + latexmk (windows)]

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 15 12:41:03 CEST 2010

On 15 April 2010 01:57, Diederick C. Niehorster <dcnieho at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tomek, Reinhard,
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 12:12 AM, T T <t34www at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 14 April 2010 16:33, Andreas Hirsch <nishni_nowgorod at gaponline.de> wrote:
>>> A lot was writen the past hours about the seperation under Windows. As
>>> of today it is still very difficult to get user-config-files out of
>>> C:\users\ ... without trouble
>> Are you talking about TL or in general? I keep a close watch on where
>> our config data go and bug the rest of the team (and also 3rd party
>> contributors) whenever they are tempted to put something outside of TL
>> managed locations: TEXMFCONFIG and TEXMFVAR. You can move these two
>> trees to another location, make corresponding changes in texmf.cnf and
>> you are good to go.
> My pretty fresh TeX Live 2009 install shows up in 3 places (I'm very
> happy to have it in my C root, so please don't bug me on that. and
> yes, I'm usually a deepnester, who likes to build elaborate directory
> trees):
> C:\texlive\2009
> C:\texlive\texmf-local
> C:\Documents and Settings\DCN\.texlive2009\texmf-var
> Directory listing of the last is attached. According to you, the last
> should not exist? I'd be happt if its all in C:\texlive\texmf-local
> indeed, Or am I misunderstanding the philosophy behind the two and are
> you referring to behavior outside these directories?

I think that Norbert already explained the directory structure
sufficiently.  The point I was trying to make is that programs that
are distributed with TeX Live, should (and do) respect TL directory
structures, so everything can be managed globally by TL [*].



[*] There is only one exception that I know of (Asymptote), where the
user settings are written outside of TL directories by default,
however, this can be reconfigured in texmf.cnf as expelained at

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