[tex-live] Problem with Asymptote on Linux

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 10:31:34 CET 2016

2016-03-02 0:34 GMT+01:00 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:

>     I thought that a TL binary was supposed to use **always** the kpse of
> its
>     own distribution and not the one in the PATH. Is that not the case???
> That is not the case and has never been the case.  The recommended
> procedure has always been to set PATH according to the distribution you
> want to use.  Like it says at the end of the install-tl output and all
> over the documentation :).

If you do not want to change PATH, it might be possible to do:

PATH=`which asy`:$PATH asy

Maybe it can even be defined as alias

> Over the years, we have gradually worked toward making more and more
> programs independent of PATH (more precisely, to use their own binary
> directory before anything from PATH).  But asy is not one of those.
> I'm not sure how practical it will be to do so, but I'll talk with
> Bowman about it.
> Best,
> Karl

Zdeněk Wagner
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