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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Nov 17 13:32:35 CET 2007

Hi Philip!

On Fr, 16 Nov 2007, Philip K.F. Hölzenspies wrote:
> holzensp:~> kpsewhere tikz.sty pgfcore.code.tex
> /home/aid/holzensp/texmf/tex/pgf/latex/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz.sty
> /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz.sty
> /home/aid/holzensp/texmf/tex/pgf/generic/pgf/basiclayer/pgfcore.code.tex
> /usr/share/texmf/tex/generic/pgf/basiclayer/pgfcore.code.tex

On Fr, 16 Nov 2007, Philip K.F. Hölzenspies wrote:
> Anyway, when I move ~/texmf/tex/pgf to ~/texmf/tex/latex/pgf it all works 
> fine.

Damned, I didn't read detailed enough, because otherwise I would have
suggested that. I didn't see that all the pfg stuff is in ONE dir in you
home dir.

> Norbert, I would suggest to either find a different format for the texmf.cnf, 
> such that these directories are grouped by locality, or to make an explicit 
> note about this behaviour somewhere.

Well it is FAR out of my abilities and responsabilities to change this
behaviour, and furthermore it will destroy tooooo many other

Best wishes


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