[tex-live] textlive seems to ignore top of home tree

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Jul 17 00:56:12 CEST 2010

On 16 July 2010 hometreetexlive.9.virgilinux at dfgh.net wrote:

 > > I am sympathetic to these views for a small TEXMFHOME where you
 > > can just dump everything into the top-level directory (or
 > > arbitrary subdirectories).
 > > 
 > > However, TEXMFHOME itself is already being used by other people
 > > for very large trees.  We can't just change the way it's defined
 > > without messing them up.
 > Sorry, but I am unable to follow you.
 > What I have in mind is to _optionally_ (if the administrator wants)
 > configure the system so that it finds stuff at the top (root) of
 > the home tree, *as well as* in the subdirectories.

Sure, but it's easier said than done.

It won't work anyway.  TL depends on the directory structure.  Search
for "TEXINPUTS." in texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf.  Search paths depend on the
engine you are using.  You can't throw everything into a single


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