[tex-live] getnonfreefonts --help

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Jan 28 14:20:55 CET 2009

Neal Becker wrote:
> On Friday 23 January 2009, Lars Madsen wrote:
>> getnonfreefonts --help states
>> getnonfreefonts installs fonts in $TEXMFHOME.
>> getnonfreefonts-sys installs fonts in $TEXMFLOCAL.
>> for a non technical user who does not know anything about the difference
>> between $TEXMFHOME and $TEXMFLOCAL, I would suggest changing this.
>> At least make sure that the user knows that getnonfreefonts will install
>> locally for this user only, whereas getnonfreefonts-sys installs for all
>> users.
>> $TEXMFLOCAL does not really sound global...
>> /daleif
> Here's what I get:
> TEXMFHOME=/home/nbecker/texmf getnonfreefonts -l
> ! ERROR: The variable TEXMFHOME is not set.
> I am not a tex newb, but I find this _very_ confusing.  What's wrong here?

which shell are you using here?

under bash it might be more correct to use

export TEXMFHOME=/home/nbecker/texmf
getnonfreefonts -l




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