[tex-live] kpsewhich search order and how to change it

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Nov 16 15:17:45 CET 2007

On Fr, 16 Nov 2007, Philip K.F. Hölzenspies wrote:
> I use a package called TikZ/pgf. When running my LaTeX document, some files 
> come from my texmf and some from the system's global texmf (in /usr/share/). 
> Can anyone explain this? Is there a way to force the use of files in my own 
> texmf?

Do you have ~/texmf/ls-R ? If yes, it could be outdated. If no, strange.

Remove it, it should not be necessary, TEXMFHOME is searched without
ls-R (i.e., doesn't have leading !! in texmf.cnf)

Best wishes


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