[tex-live] TEXINPUTS on windows
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Sat Nov 6 21:53:19 CET 2010
Am Sat, 06 Nov 2010 21:28:04 +0100 schrieb Andreas Hirsch:
>> 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 =
>> (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.
Well no. Adding a complete texmf-tree is what the miktex interface
does and Lars was asking how this could be done. I did it by adding
the root to the variable TEXMFLOCAL
> 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
As an example: On http://xetex.tk/ there is a microtype.tds.zip with
a beta version of microtype. In miktex I simply unpackage the zip,
add the root folder as a new root
use it. When I no longer need it I remove the root.
In similar way I (and other miktex users) have used
beta/cvs-versions of biblatex, pgf (big package), beamer (also big
package), koma-script and others.
You don't have to copy a lot of files if you want to add a package,
and you don't have to delete a lot of files if you want to remove
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