[tex-live] pdftex and other binaries updates

Peter Ragosch peter.ragosch at t-online.de
Sat Sep 27 08:43:50 CEST 2008

using sudo on system comparable to Ralfs, I got the same result.

Am Donnerstag, 25. September 2008 17:06:44 schrieb Norbert Preining:
> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008, Rolf Niepraschk wrote:
> > After logging in as root it works. My system is Linux (openSUSE 11.0).
> > What is wrong?
> You have two TeX systems installed, and the TL2008 is AFTER the one you
> have installed.

That's normal on SuSE (11.0).

> Look:
> > /usr/lib/texmf/tlpkg /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0/i586-linux-thread-multi
> That is derived from
> 	$Master = `kpsewhich -var-value=SELFAUTOPARENT`
> and then
> 	$Master/tlpkg/
> is added.
> Somehow your SELFAUTOPARENT expands to /usr/lib/texmf, which surprises
> me!!

> kpsewhich -var-value=SELFAUTOPARENT shows


> You should add the TL2008 binary dir to the FRONT of the PATH:
> 	export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/arch-os/:$PATH
> (in bash)

for me PATH starts with /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/x86_64-linux, 
only /opt/kde3/bin goes always to first position, after some time.
 And even if I've changed it back, sudo tlmgr doesn't work and looks 
at  /usr/lib/texmf/tlpk for its packages. Mysterious!

> Bye
> Norbert

Nevertheless, su -c "command" works without any error and I guess the sudo 
behavior must be discussed with people that are deeper involved into 
distribution internals. 

Peter Ragosch
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