[tex-live] Files in TEXMFHOME are ignored

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Aug 16 23:27:58 CEST 2008

On Sa, 16 Aug 2008, Keks Dose wrote:
> Everthing seems to work fine, except that all files in /home/AW/texmf are ignored. 

That is strange. Do you have some environment variables (like TEXMFCNF)
etc set? What does 
	which kpsewhich
	kpsewhich  -var-value TEXMFHOME

> There are beta-KOMA-script files and -- important -- many local fonts. updmap-sys can't find my Map files, and even after putting a local file "home.cfg" in the home TDS this command
> tlmgr generate updmap --localcfg /home/AW/texmf/home.cfg
> neither works as User AW ("Cannot open /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-var/web2c/updmap.cfg for writing: Keine Berechtigung at /usr/local/texlive/2008/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 1271, <FOO> line 5.") nor as root (no output).

Right, calling it as user tries to overwrite a root.root file, so that
will not work. But you could use --dest for writing it somewhere else.

As root it should not give an output. And did you call
after updating the updmap.cfg files??? The manpage of tlmgr clearly
states that it generates the config files. That does not mean that the
actual upd* is called.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
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