Colin Baxter m43cap at yandex.com
Sun Apr 5 15:27:12 CEST 2020

Dear Siep,

Thank you for your reply.

>>>>> Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at bitmuis.nl> writes:

    > On Sun, Apr 05, 2020 at 11:38:55AM +0100, Colin Baxter wrote:
    >> Hello,
    >> I have installed texlive2019 on a linux (Debian), as a local
    >> user, and all appears well. I am a little puzzled however by the
    >> installation and by the output of running texhash. This is
    >> compared to my previous texlive, which was texlive2013, installed
    >> as root, and also on a Debian linux system.
    >> 1. The TEXMFVAR (~/.texlive2019/texmf-var), TEXMFCONFIG
    >> (~/.texlive2019/texmf-config) TEXMFHOME (~/texmf) were not
    >> created automatically during installation.
    >> 2. texhash <RET> does not update TEXMFHOME (~/texmf). I
    >> presumably have to specify manually the directory on running
    >> texhash?

    > TEXMFVAR and TEXMFCONFIG will be created automatically as needed.

    > By default, TeX file searching will not expect a filename database
    > for TEXMFHOME. It is a matter of balancing the hassle of
    > maintaining a filename database for the tree versus the extra time
    > needed for finding files in this tree without such a database. If
    > this tree is small, as will usually be the case, not having such a
    > database is the better option.

Interesting. This explains why the files in my TEXMFHOME are found even
without a ls-R in the directory. It probably helps that I have made the
sub-directories in TEXMFHOME follow the usual names and structure:
bibtex/, doc/ dvips/ fonts/ etc.

Thanks again.

Best wishes, Colin.

Colin Baxter
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