[tex-live] TEXINPUTS on windows

Andreas Hirsch nishni_nowgorod at gaponline.de
Sat Nov 6 22:07:33 CET 2010

quoting Ulrike Fischer, [06.11.2010 21:53 +0100]:
> Am Sat, 06 Nov 2010 21:28:04 +0100 schrieb Andreas Hirsch:

> Well no. Adding a complete texmf-tree is what the miktex interface
> does and Lars was asking how this could be done. I did it by adding
> the root to the variable TEXMFLOCAL

maybe we talk about different things:

>> 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
>> localtexmf?

again: we talk about unexperienced TeX users? What they have to add?
Your example seems very special to me:

> As an example: On http://xetex.tk/ there is a microtype.tds.zip with
> a beta version of microtype. In miktex I simply unpackage the zip,
> add the root folder as a new root
> (http://docs.miktex.org/2.8/manual/localadditions.html#id574074) and
> use it. When I no longer need it I remove the root. 
> In similar way I (and other miktex users) have used
> beta/cvs-versions of biblatex, pgf (big package), beamer (also big
> package), koma-script and others.
> You don't have to copy a lot of files if you want to add a package,
> and you don't have to delete a lot of files if you want to remove
> it. 

wheres's the problem to use localtexmf?

Sorry, but I don't understand you :-(

'Computer power is a supplement
for brain power - not a substitute.'
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