[tex-live] Mktexlsr not working on texmf-local

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 21:32:25 CEST 2007

2007/4/16, Dr.Jan Kutylowski <Jan.Kutylowski at mailbox.tu-dresden.de>:
> Hi,
> I have installed TExLive2007 "for all users on the system" in Windows
> XP Home with SP2, where I am the only user with administrator
> priviledges. Then I have created texmf-local in the TexLive tree and
> copied some files into it.
Have you looked at the access permissions? It seems to me that your
texmf-local is accessible only to Administrator, not to normal users.

> Updating ls-r did not work, in the sense that files in texmf-local
> were not recognized, and in that directory was no respective ls-r
> file. Running Mktexlst led to the statement that it could not write to
> texmf-local.
> So I properly deleted TexLive, and installed it again without choosing
> the button "for all users". Now there was no comments from mktexlsr
> about any restrictions, yet the system complained about missing files,
> although they physically were in subdirectories of texmf-local.
> Could someone advice me on what I can do to actually use TExLive2007
> with texmf-local?
> I have installed TexLive2005, where I have so far noticed only correct
> behavior with respect to texmf-local.
> Yours,
> Jan

Zdeněk Wagner

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