[tex-live] [texworks] Set path for libraries in linux

Simone Mosciatti simone at mweb.biz
Mon Oct 24 10:36:33 CEST 2016

Hi All,

I am really sorry I didn't reply sooner.

The depth and precision of your answer was astonishing and very valuable
for me.

I didn't want to install the tex libraries using the package manager
because I needed to install them in an external drive.

I ended up changing the paths inside Texworks itself as you gentlemen
suggest, I already tried to do so, but I was expecting that the path
would have been checked recursively, it is not.

I want to iterate on how much I appreciate your deep and precise answers.

Thanks

Simone Mosciatti

On 21/10/2016 20:31, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> As Philip wrote, it is not a problem of TeXworks but ox *LaTeX
> binaries. First you should preferably install LaTeX packages by your
> packaging manager, i.e. apt-get if you have Debian TeX Live packages,
> or tlmgr if you have TeX Live from TUG. These managers will
> automatically put the files to the correct places and do all other
> important actions. It may occasionally happen that you need a file
> which is not available from the packaging system. In such a case you can:
>
> 1. If you intend to use the file with one document only, the best way
> is to put it to the working directory of your document
> 2. If you plan to use it in several documents, put it to a directory
> under $TEXMFLOCAL/tex/latex and then run mktexlsr. You will find the > real location of$TEXMFLOCAL by
> kpsewhich --var-value TEXMFLOCAL
>
> The most frequent problem of people having TeX Live from TUG is
> setting of PATH. Linux usually installst its own TeX distribution
> based on dependencies. Both distributions may then conflict. If you
> have TeX Live from TUG and want to use it, you _must_ have its binary
> directory at the _beginning_ of PATH. And this is not the only
> requirement, it must be set properly. If you run tex from a terminal,
> the setting is read from ~/.bashrc but if rou invoke tex from a GUI
> such as TeXworks, the setings is read from ~/.bash_profile (it is not
> a matter of TeX Live, it is defined this way in UNIX systems). You can
> make a simple document hello.tex containing:
>
> \documentclass{article}
> \begin{document}
> Hello
> \end{document}
>
> Now run pdflatex hello from the terminal and save the log file. The
> compile the same file from TeXworks. Compare the location of
> article.cls in these two log files. If they are different, you have
> this very problemm, GUI does not use the same PATH as the terminal. I
> solve the problem by setting everything in ~/.bashrc only and my
> ~/.bash_profile contains:
>
> if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
>         . ~/.bashrc
> fi
>
> Remember, if you change ~/.bashrc, you must reopen the terminal
> window. If you change ~/.bash_profile, you must logout and login.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
>
> Zdeněk Wagner
> http://ttsm.icpf.cas.cz/team/wagner.shtml
> http://icebearsoft.euweb.cz
>
> 2016-10-21 18:13 GMT+02:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
> <mailto:P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>>:
>
>
>
>     Simone Mosciatti wrote:
>>     Hi Everybody,
>>
>>     I have this fresh installation of TeXworks, version 0.6.1 from
>>     the apt repos.
>>
>>     When I try to compile a simple letter examples it complains that
>>     some .sty are not present, stuff like:
>>
>>     "booktabs.sty" or "paralist.sty", fair enough.
>>
>>
>>     I then proceded installing TexLive that should include pretty
>>     much everything.
>>
>>     Since TexLive is way too huge, I decide to install everything in
>>     a /media partition.
>>
>>     (My HD is divide in two, one part for routine stuff that I use
>>     day by day -> "/" and another part for the movies, pictures or
>>     old backups -> "/media")
>>
>>
>>     How do I tell TeXworks to looks for eveything it is looking for
>>     also in the "/media" partition?
>>
>     TeXworks (/qua/ TeXworks) will not complain that files such as
>     "booktabs.sty" or "paralist.sty" are not present, since TeXworks
>     is concerned primarily with the location of executable images, not
>     style files.  It will be LaTeX (or one of its successors --
>     PdfLaTeX, XeLaTeX, LuaLaTeX, ...) that complains about such
>     things.  Therefore since you are using TeX Live, the question
>     would be better put on the TeX Live list -- tex-live at tug.org
>     <mailto:tex-live at tug.org> (cc'd).
>
>     Philip Taylor
>
>

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