[tex-live] texlive setup problems

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Feb 2 08:05:04 CET 2017

> Well, it is peculiar.  I started subshells and the PATH remains the same
> with /usr/local/texlive/2016/... featured prominently and early.

sub-shells inherit the settings from the parent shell.

> However, I did "fix" the problem -- I killed the MATE terminal window,
> restarted it, and then latex worked properly.

mate terminal as well as all othe terminals have a parent process
running, and new terminal windows are spawned from the parent
process, so the environment of the parent is inherited. Only
deleting all instances deletes the parent process, and a restart
gives it the fixes PATH.


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