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

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Jul 21 16:55:38 CEST 2010

Free with every suggestion for TeX Live : unlimited sarcasm,
from your friendly team of merry implementors :-(((
> Furthermore, when using luatex with web access, why not include
> some google search space or some other search machines into the
> tex search path?

> 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.

> 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)

> Sorry, you (Manuel) MUST UNDERSTAND that this person is on SOCIAL
> MISSION, which is definitely way more important than TL2010 release
> and all unintended side-effects and unforeseen consequences and YOU as
> a PERSON IN POWER should bend over to make him feel good.

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