[tex-live] Question about installation

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 29 20:21:51 CEST 2004

George Stewart writes:

> Hello,
> I have intalled TeXLive edition 9/2003 to run in my Windows 2000 system. I
> selected the full installation.

> I am trying to have TeX (the one that is part of TeXLive) be able to find
> certain macro files that I have located outside the TeXLive directories. (In
> my case, they are in C: "Program Files"\PCTeX\PCTeXv5".)

> I edited the TEXMF.CNF file to include the following:

> ./;$ProgramFiles/PCTeX/PCTeXv5//;$TEXMF/tex/{plain,generic,}//

> Please note that $ProgramFiles is an environment variable that is set to
> "C:\Program Files".

> This much I verified with the command
>   c:\> kpsewhich -expand-var $ProgramFiles
> which returns the value
>   c:> \Program Files

Just "\Program Files"?
Not "C:\Program Files"?

> However, this does not help. When I run tex within TexLive (from DOS
> command), for example

> tex sample

> (sample.tex is a file which includes the command \input\mac1)

> tex is unable to find the file mac1--even though it is in the directory tree
> which I specified in the TEXINPUTS variable.

tex -kpathsea-debug=-1 sample

will print a lot of debugging info about what is searched where.  This
may help tracking down the problem.

> Thanks for your help.
> George A. Stewart
> Concord, NH

> TUG member

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Olaf Weber

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