[tex-live] TeXlive 2016 mis-configured?

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Apr 15 11:39:15 CEST 2017


Plain TeX first reads tex/plain and its subdirectories and if no match is
found, other directories are searched for. This is why the last one of the
list wins because it will be searched first. If you want to get the same
result by kpsewhich, you have to specify -progname tex in order to force
the same order of directories.

Zdeněk Wagner

2017-04-15 11:30 GMT+02:00 Andreas Scherer <andreas_tex at freenet.de>:

> Dear all,
> although TeXlive 2016 is frozen, I need assistance with the following
> situation: I am trying to install a local version of 'cwebmac.tex', but
> TeX picks up a different variant.
> 'kpsewhich cwebmac.tex' correctly reports:
> /home/andreas/.texlive2016/texmf-var/tex/generic/cweb/cwebmac.tex
> 'kpsewhich -a cwebmac.tex' lists three variants:
> /home/andreas/.texlive2016/texmf-var/tex/generic/cweb/cwebmac.tex
> /opt/texlive/texmf-local/tex/generic/cweb/cwebmac.tex
> /opt/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/plain/cweb/cwebmac.tex
> However, when I run 'tex url.tex', I get this:
> This is TeX, Version 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016) (preloaded format=tex)
> (./url.tex (/opt/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/plain/cweb/cwebmac.tex) *1
> ! Undefined control sequence.
> l.5 You can send e-mail to \pdfURL
>                                   {the
> ?
> (The missing macro is defined in my local 'cwebmac.tex'.)
> Happy Easter,
> Andreas
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