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

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 18:33:23 CEST 2010

2010/7/22 Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>:
> 2010/7/22 Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:

> I sometimes do it too, but I tell th user:
> 1. If he or she is very inexperienced, I say "put it to the direcotry
> containing your document"
> 2. If he or she can undestand the concept of directories, I say
> "create such a directory and put it there", or if the package consists
> of several files, I create a TDS-compliant zip and explain how to
> unpack it

LOL! I know many very intelligent people who (on UNIX) never created
intentionally a directory and never changed it and just saved
thousands of files under non-descriptive or confusing names in their
home directories and then spent hours trying to find a necessary
document. Or engaged in competition who places more icons per pixel
on their desktops.


> 3. The best way is to maintain a network installation so that the
> users just mount it and everything is on proper places automatically.
>> ** Phil.
> --
> Zdeněk Wagner
> http://hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/wagner/
> http://icebearsoft.euweb.cz

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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