[tex-live] $TEXMFHOME not working right
mpg at elzevir.fr
Sun May 16 09:42:07 CEST 2010
Le 16/05/2010 04:49, Reinhard Kotucha a écrit :
> On 15 May 2010 Khaled Hosny wrote:
> > I certainly didn't complain, but it was a very frustrating experience
> > first time I started adding stuff to TEXMFHOME and tex still can not
> > find it, I'm very glad this have been "fixed".
> Sure, this can happen. But if you didn't know that you have to run
> texhash, how did you know where exactly you have to put your files?
> You certainly have to read documentation if you want to install files
> in TEXMFHOME. There is much more you can do wrong.
Because you heard about it from a colleague or an incomplete documentation?
As a matter of personal experience, a few years ago, when I first tried to
install something in my TEXMFHOME, I did two mistakes:
- not running mktexlsr (it was TL05)
- not putting tex input files in a "tex" subdirectory
and I remember it took me a long time to understand.
Now, there's one less standard mistake to make. That's a Good Thing IMO.
> What we have now solves a tiny problem for people who didn't read the
> documentation. They have to be in luck if their files are found at
> all (if they didn't read any documentation), and the system is slow by
Well, it's slow only on nfs mounts with big texmfhome trees (which is not
exactly the most common case).
> Is this really what we want?
Do we really want to engage now in a discussion about something that was already
decided three years ago?
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