[tex-live] binaries in texlive/texmf-local/bin?

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fsci.fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Sat May 26 13:13:11 CEST 2007

> normally i throw freshly compiled local binaries (pdftex, metapost,
> luatex) just into texlive/2007/bin/<architecture> where they overwrite
> the original ones, which is somehow messy. Is there some way instead to
> put them into texlive/texmf-local/bin, so that the rest of the
> texlive/2007 tree can still be used?

If you use texlive/2007/bin/mybin for fresh binaries,
$SELFAUTOPARENT and $SELFAUTODIR are the same as those
for texlive/2007/bin/<architexture>. Thus binaries in
both directories can be used.

Akira Kakuto

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