[tex-live] Strange TEXMFHOME in TeX Live 2017 on Darwin

Enrico Gregorio enrico.gregorio at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 16:09:39 CEST 2017

> On 20 Jul 2017, at 07:48, Yudai NAKATA <yudai.nkt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I noticed that TEXMFHOME is different between TL 2016 and TL 2017
> although I don’t think I configured something special when installing:
> $ /usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-darwin/kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME
> /Users/yudai-nkt/texmf
> $ !!:s/2016/2017/
> /usr/local/texlive/2017/bin/x86_64-darwin/kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME
> /Users/yudai-nkt/Library/texmf

It’s a documented change, see page 42 of texlive-en.pdf, look for install-tl:

 install-tl: Personal paths are now set to MacTEX values (~/Library/...) by default on Macs.

You can revert to the old setup by modifying the top texmf.cnf file.


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