LaTeX compilers can't find files in texmf-local

Norbert Preining norbert at
Sat Apr 11 12:59:23 CEST 2020


~/tex is not in the default search path since ages. You need to put the files under ~/texmf in a TDS conformant way. That has been like this for at least 10 years.

Apr 11, 2020 19:21:30 Manuel Boni <ziosombrero at>:

> Hello, I installed TeXLive 2020 and I noticed something strange. I installed a custom .sty file in my texmf-local directory (under ./tex/latex/local/),
> then I ran mktexlsr to make it visible to LaTeX, and it seemed to do its job successfully
> (I ran kpsewhich as well, which was able to locate the .sty file).
> However, when I try to compile a document that uses that package,
> the compiler is unable to find it.
> This problem also affects fonts installed in texmf-local/fonts/.
> This behavior seems strange to me because TeXLive 2019 did not give me such problems.
> I am using TeXLive 2020 on Windows 10 Pro 1909 64-bit, and I have TeXLive 2019 installed as well.
> Best wishes,
> Manuel

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