[tex-live] Install on a network (Samba server and Windows desktops)

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri May 21 17:28:21 CEST 2010

Denis Bitouzé wrote:
> Le mardi 18/05/10 à 14h16,
> Denis Bitouzé <dbitouze at wanadoo.fr> a écrit :
>> We'll have a try this afternoon and I'll let you know if we managed...
> Almost everything went very smoothly!
> The last remaining trouble is that I do use Evince as a .dvi, .ps
> and .pdf viewer either on Linux and Windows boxes. And, trying to view
> the .dvi file fails as Evince is looking for the texmf.cnf file in his
> subdirectories. But I will investigate this a bit more...
> Just for my personal information: when a .tex file on a Window box is
> compiled with the Windows binary system (that is on the Linux server,
> but shared with the Windows boxes), where does this compilation arise?
> Thanks again.

Presumably on the harddisk on the Windows PC.

Basically it happens in the dir where you compile the file, the stuff on 
Samba is just read by Windows as if is was on a seperate harddrive



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