[XeTeX] url.sty and XeLaTeX for Linux

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Jun 8 00:50:41 CEST 2006

On 7 Jun 2006, at 11:45 pm, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:

> For some strange reason XeLaTeX is not able to find the url.sty  
> located
> at /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/xelatex/url.sty and it uses the file
> located at /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/url/url.sty. So XeLaTex has
> problems. I don't know how to make XeLaTeX to use the adapted url.sty.
> I'm afraid that I have experienced the same problem with babel,  
> where I
> had to switch off Russian from the language.dat file to get the  
> XeLaTeX
> format file generated.
> I don't know whether this is a bug in XeTeX for Linux or there is
> something wrong with Mandriva (or my installation).

It probably means your texmf.cnf is set up to search the TEXMFMAIN  
tree before TEXMFLOCAL. I'm used to systems that search LOCAL before  
MAIN (which makes more sense in my mind), but I've seen some that do  
it the other way.

Sorry, don't have time to write a more detailed reply right now, but  
maybe that will point you to a fix.


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