[tex-live] $TEXMFHOME not working right

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri May 14 09:25:50 CEST 2010

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> On Do, 13 Mai 2010, Joel C. Salomon wrote:
> > chesky at derrial:~$ mktexlsr --verbose `kpsewhich --expand-var='$TEXMFHOME'`
> > mktexlsr: Updating /home/chesky/texmf/ls-R...
> > mktexlsr: Done.
> > 
> > The ls-R file is created, but .sty files are still not found for
> > typesetting.
> No need for that, or even counter-productive. TEXMFHOME is searched
> for without ls-R files present.

indeed.  however, if you access your home directory over nfs (as *all*
my users at work do) it has the potential to seriously slow things
down.  scanning directories over nfs this way is regularly the source of
support calls about "tex suddenly slow" (after loading something like pgf).

> > I looked for an option in tlmgr for $TEXMFHOME (I vaguely recall such an
> > option in the installer?) but could not find it.
> > 
> > Is there a configuration file to edit to fix this?
> It shoujld work.
> Can you send the output of
> 	tlmgr conf
> please?

another possibility is non-tds layout in texmfhome.  i've had some of
those too.


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