[tex-live] Fwd: include directories to search for additonal files like *.bib *.sty, etc.

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Mon May 10 15:51:49 CEST 2010


Le 10/05/2010 15:42, Vladimir Lomov a écrit :
> 2010/5/10 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>:
>> Le 10/05/2010 04:30, Vladimir Lomov a écrit :
>>> First of all this is wrong mailing list for your question. texhax is
>>> more suitable one.
>> Sorry, but I disagree here. How to set search paths for *tex (or where to place
>> files so that they are found) is completely distro-dependant.
> I wouldn't dispute either.
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> I didn't work on Mac but I work with both TeX Live and MiKTeX. If
> we're talking about TDS compliant distro (as I understand both TeX
> Live and MiKTeX are TDS compliant)  then my first advice concerns both
> so this should go in texhax mailing list. As for my second advice
> then, yes, it is TeX Live specific question and should be ask here, of
> course.
Well, unless I'm mistaken, there's no TEXMFHOME on MikTeX, so even your first
advice was slightly distro-dependant (a more "portable" advice could be "put the
files in one of the TDS trees provided by your distro).

Now, I realise my previous reply wasn't so clear: IMO the question is
appropriate both on texhax and here, since the poster doesn't know a priori if
there is a distro-independent solution. (Unlike some other questions which
clearly doesn't belong here at all.)

> Without details it is hard to give another advice (I consider use of
> command line options or environment variables as the worst way of
> every day latex/bibtex practice).
Well, IMO they're fine if they are wrapped in a script or a Makefile.


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