[tex-live] can TeXLive under ubuntu 7.10 access style files in a Windows partition?

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 21:12:35 CET 2007

2007/11/4, Colin Rowat <c.rowat at espero.org.uk>:
> I have just installed my first linux system (ubuntu 7.10) on a dual boot
> with WinXP.
> I already have a full TeX installation under WinXP (MikTeX), including a
> full set of style files.  I have installed TeX Live on the linux
> partition.  When I seek, under linux, to compile a .tex file none of the
> style files are recognised.
> I presume that the problem is that my linux tex-root and tex-base
> options do not include the WinXP directories.  If this makes sense, can
> I edit the tex live config files to include them?
Yes, it is possible. Your texmf.cnf contains definition of TEXMF which
just contains a list of several TeX roots. Add the definition:

MIKTEX = /path/to/miktex/root/dir

and then add $MIKTEX to the end of TEXMF. If you want to use some
extra fonts from MikTeX which you do not have in Linux, try

updmap --syncwithtrees

> Thank you in advance,
> Colin Rowat

Zdeněk Wagner

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