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

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Jul 17 16:04:57 CEST 2010

Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com> wrote:

> > The above suggests that making LaTeX treat the top (root) of
> > TEXMFHOME in the exact same way it presently treats the directory
> > where the source tex file resides may be as easy to do as to say it
> > (or only slightly less so). 
> >
> > Virgil
> As a Founding Member of SPUCH (Society for Promotion of Unhealthy
> Computing Habits) I suggest also to include in TeX search path
> /, ~, ~/Desktop, ~/.Trash, .., ../.., ~/.Downloads (on MacOSX)

best of all is to keep a ctan miror and to include

  /local/ctan/tex-archive//   [on this machine, perhaps not on yours]

in the lookup list.  this has the useful side-effect of slowing your tex
runs down to an absolute crawl.


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