[tex-live] TeXlive 2016 mis-configured?

Andreas Scherer andreas_tex at freenet.de
Mon Apr 17 12:08:18 CEST 2017

Am 17.04.2017 um 01:49 schrieb Norbert Preining:
> No, it wasn't misconfigured. Your file placement was wrong, that is all.
Both. My long-standing TeXlive installation wasn't _fully_ configured.

> You can have of course TEXMFHOME=~/.texlive2016/texmf, but that is
> not the default.
Sure, but the default "~/texmf" wasn't even useful for my system; I only
have uppercase directories in $HOME. And until the experiment with a
modified 'cwebmac.tex', I had no user-local overrides at all. (There
_are_ a few system-local packages in '/opt/texlive/texmf-local/'.)

After moving "~/.texlive2016/texmf-var/tex/generic/cweb/" to
"~/.texlive2016/texmf/tex/plain/cweb/", 'tex' (and 'kpsewhich -progname
tex') didn't even bother to look into that path. Only after setting
'TEXMFHOME' to '~/.texlive2016/texmf/', it worked as expected.

In order to make my installation of CWEBBIN override 'cwebmac.tex' in
the future, I also had to change 'generic' to 'plain' in the specfile.

Thanks again for your guidance.


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