[tex-live] TEXINPUTS on windows
siepo at cybercomm.nl
Sat Nov 6 21:48:52 CET 2010
On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 09:28:04PM +0100, Andreas Hirsch wrote:
> quoting Ulrike Fischer, [06.11.2010 21:18 +0100]:
> > Am Sat, 6 Nov 2010 21:44:41 +0200 schrieb Khaled Hosny:
> >>>>> Given a TL10 on windows and a user who has a dir with his own private
> >>>>> packages, say C:\mytexstuff
> >>>>> How do we add this to TEXINPUTS in TL10?
> >>>>> MikTeX has a very easy interface for this, but I have no idea as to how
> >>>>> one should add this on TL10. I assume it is texmf.cnf in texlive/2010/,
> >>>>> but I cannot figure out the syntax
> >>>> I have some doubts that adding something to TEXINPUTS is the
> >>>> equivalent to the miktex interface. Miktex knows also TEXINPUTS but
> >>>> it isn't meant to add a complete root.
> >>>> At my opinion you are looking for a way to add C:\mytexstuff (which
> >>>> should be a TDS) as a new root to e.g. TEXMFLOCAL.
> >> TEXMFHOME is not inside texlive tree, its location should be somewhere
> >> in the user's home (or whatever Windows equivalent of it is).
> > What I meant is that Lars would like to add an additional root to
> > TEXMFLOCAL. E.g. As miktex hadn't luatex until last month I used for
> > some time the luatex from w32tex.org in a minimal texmf. In the
> > texmf.cnf I had e.g. a setting
> > TEXMFLOCAL =
> > I:/TeX-Roots/UFlocaltexmf,I:/TeX-Roots/winfonts,I:/TeX-Roots/biblatex-beta
> > (the actual roots varied, many of them where added only temporarly).
> As I remember, Lars mentioned 'simply users'.
> In the meantime, very special things were discussed.
> Could we move back to the main problem? What sort of problem 'simply
> users' are confronted with which could not be solved putting files in
Presumably you mean texmfhome? Which has the advantage that no
filename database needs updating.
I advise very inept users just to keep extra stylefiles with the
documents which need them because I see no way to make them
understand the TDS.
<rant>I am annoyed as hell that so many people nowadays don't know their
way around on their own system.</rant>
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