[tex-live] reliability of ~/texmf in TeXLive and other distros?

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 11 14:16:48 CET 2009

2009/12/11 Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>:
> On Fr, 11 Dez 2009, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
>> installpath = `kpsewhich --var-value TREE`
>        --var-value
> is quite new. I would use
>        --expand-var ...some incantation...
> because that makes sure that MikTeX and older TeX Live also can be
> used, AFAIR --var-value is not implemented there.

That is true, however from kpsewhich --help (MiKTeX 2.7):

  -expand-path=PATH              Deprecated.
  -expand-var=VAR                Deprecated.

and I don't get anything for TEXMFHOME nor even SELFAUTOLOC, so
kpsewhich is useful only for TL/tetex in that regard. Anyway, AFAIK
Sage has not been ported to Windows yet, so this point might be moot.

Also, I see that SageTeX is already included in TL, so before
installing it to TEXMFHOME, it might be good to check with 'kpsewhich
sagetex.sty' if it needs installation at all.



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