[tex-live] Problems with finding files e.g. dinbrief on Ubuntu 10.10

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Jan 10 16:20:22 CET 2011

On Mo, 10 Jan 2011, Lutz-Peter Kurdelski wrote:
> lpk at t2b-lpk-u01:/usr/local/texlive/2010$ kpsepath -v '$TEXMF'
> {/home/lpk/.texmf-config,/home/lpk/.texmf-var,/home/lpk/texmf,/etc/texmf,!!/var/lib/texmf,!!/usr/local/share/texmf,!!/usr/share/texmf,!!/usr/share/texmf-texlive}
> lpk at t2b-lpk-u01:/usr/local/texlive/2010$ kpsetool -v '$SELFAUTOPARENT'
> /
> lpk at t2b-lpk-u01:/usr/local/texlive/2010$ sudo kpsetool -v '$SELFAUTOPARENT'
> /
> To me it looks like $SELFAUTOPARENT is not correctly set.

You are using the wrong kpsetool, namely the one distributed by

You have to adjust your PATH so that the binaries from the TeX Live 2010
installation are found *BEFORE* the ones in /usr/bin, i.e. you have
to add the bin dir of TeX Live at the *BEGINNING* of the $PATH

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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