[tex-live] tlmgr and TEXINPUTS

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Nov 9 06:03:59 CET 2010

Hi Lars,

> see my point in as to how difficult this is? and how confusing this will be for users? or for people coming from MikTeX to TL

Are you sur Miktex allows dropping files into arbitrary dirs, also direct into the root of a texmf tree?

> I mean TL is great, and I recommend it to all our users, but it might be a bit better some make some areas a bit more userfriendly.

Of course, but this "some areas" is so as we say wishywashy.

What are the areas? Be specific with explanation of where miktex is friendly!

The example of adding additional roots is a good example and I will ponder upon it.

>  tlmgr, the long list of packages and collections seem to confuse a lot of the new users we see at the moment.

You moght switch from Expert mode to normal mode in the menu, which makes it less scary.

Other things might come, depending on my time.


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