[tex-live] TeX Live 2010 : odd behaviour after moving to spare system on removable disc

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 12:24:29 CET 2011

2011/11/7 Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> Following a catastrophic system failure yesterday, I removed
> my portable drive from the dead system and installed it in
> my spare system, at which point its drive letter changed from
> E: to I:.  I adjusted the path on the spare system to remove
> the reference to TeX Live 2008 and to include a reference to
> I:\TeX\Live\2010\bin\win32.  I then ran TeXworks and compiled
> a previously working document, but two strange things happened :
> the log became extraordinarily prolix, and it failed to find
> my local copy of "Cropmarks.tex", in
> I:\TeX\Live\Common\TeXMF\Local\tex\plain\local
> The prolicity disappeared on a second run (I believe that
> it was building one or more format files on the first run,
> presumably mistakenly believing that this was necessary)
> but it still cannot find "Cropmarks.tex", nor can I find
> an option in TLMGR to tell it where local TeX files are
> stored.
The paths are set in texmf.cnf. I would try:
kpsewhich -show-path tex
This will show which paths are searched

> There are no environment variables starting "TeX...".
> Philip Taylor

Zdeněk Wagner

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