[tex-live] TEXINPUTS on windows

Andreas Hirsch nishni_nowgorod at gaponline.de
Sat Nov 6 21:28:04 CET 2010

quoting Ulrike Fischer, [06.11.2010 21:18 +0100]:
> Am Sat, 6 Nov 2010 21:44:41 +0200 schrieb Khaled Hosny:
>>>>> Given a TL10 on windows and a user who has a dir with his own private
>>>>> packages, say C:\mytexstuff
>>>>> How do we add this to TEXINPUTS in TL10?
>>>>> MikTeX has a very easy interface for this, but I have no idea as to how
>>>>> one should add this on TL10. I assume it is texmf.cnf in texlive/2010/,
>>>>> but I cannot figure out the syntax
>>>> I have some doubts that adding something to TEXINPUTS is the
>>>> equivalent to the miktex interface. Miktex knows also TEXINPUTS but
>>>> it isn't meant to add a complete root.
>>>> At my opinion you are looking for a way to add C:\mytexstuff (which
>>>> should be a TDS) as a new root to e.g. TEXMFLOCAL.
>> TEXMFHOME is not inside texlive tree, its location should be somewhere
>> in the user's home (or whatever Windows equivalent of it is).
> What I meant is that Lars would like to add an additional root to
> TEXMFLOCAL. E.g. As miktex hadn't luatex until last month I used for
> some time the luatex from w32tex.org in a minimal texmf. In the
> texmf.cnf I had e.g. a setting
> I:/TeX-Roots/UFlocaltexmf,I:/TeX-Roots/winfonts,I:/TeX-Roots/biblatex-beta
> (the actual roots varied, many of them where added only temporarly). 

As I remember, Lars mentioned 'simply users'.

In the meantime, very special things were discussed.

Could we move back to the main problem? What sort of problem 'simply
users' are confronted with which could not be solved putting files in


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