[tex-live] textlive seems to ignore top of home tree
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 18:41:50 CEST 2010
2010/7/22 Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com>:
> 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.
Sure, but then you cannot assume that such people will be able to put
anything to TEXMFHOME's root and still keep their TL working for
longer time period. Putting a modified class to the document's
directory is much safer.
>> 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
> Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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