LaTeX compilers can't find files in texmf-local

Ulrike Fischer news3 at
Sat Apr 11 14:08:01 CEST 2020

Am Sat, 11 Apr 2020 12:21:00 +0200 schrieb Manuel Boni:

> Hello, I installed TeXLive 2020 and I noticed something strange.
> I installed a custom .sty file in my texmf-local directory (under
> ./tex/latex/local/),
> then I ran mktexlsr to make it visible to LaTeX, and it seemed to do its
> job successfully
> (I ran kpsewhich as well, which was able to locate the .sty file).
> However, when I try to compile a document that uses that package,
> the compiler is unable to find it.
> This problem also affects fonts installed in texmf-local/fonts/.

I can't reproduce this. I just put a sty as test in 
C:\texlive\texmf-local\tex\latex\local and after mktexlsr it is
found without problems. How is the name of your sty? What is the
exact error message you get in your document?

Ulrike Fischer

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