[tex-live] getnonfreefonts --help

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 13:44:24 CET 2009

On Friday 23 January 2009, Lars Madsen wrote:
> getnonfreefonts --help states
> getnonfreefonts installs fonts in $TEXMFHOME.
> getnonfreefonts-sys installs fonts in $TEXMFLOCAL.
> for a non technical user who does not know anything about the difference
> between $TEXMFHOME and $TEXMFLOCAL, I would suggest changing this.
> At least make sure that the user knows that getnonfreefonts will install
> locally for this user only, whereas getnonfreefonts-sys installs for all
> users.
> $TEXMFLOCAL does not really sound global...
> /daleif

Here's what I get:

TEXMFHOME=/home/nbecker/texmf getnonfreefonts -l
! ERROR: The variable TEXMFHOME is not set.

I am not a tex newb, but I find this _very_ confusing.  What's wrong here?

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