[tex-live] tlmgr and TEXINPUTS

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Nov 9 01:38:16 CET 2010

On 8 November 2010 Lars Madsen wrote:

 > On 2010-11-08 23:50, Norbert Preining wrote:
 > >
 > >> I was under the impression if kpsewhich can find a file, then
 > >> latex can as well.
 > >
 > > Wrong impression. Since long long time
 > >
 > >> What is going on here?
 > >
 > > Read the tds, the texmf.cnf, or simply the emails on the
 > > list. Engine dir is missing.
 > >
 > > Norbert
 > see my point in as to how difficult this is? and how confusing this
 > will be for users? or for people coming from MikTeX to TL
 > I mean TL is great, and I recommend it to all our users, but it
 > might be a bit better some make some areas a bit more userfriendly.

Let's add many new features to tlmgr...
 > Another example is the graphical tlmgr, the long list of packages and 
 > collections seem to confuse a lot of the new users we see at the moment. 
 > If possible, it might be an idea to look into a tab based design and 
 > then hide this list.

...and then hide them because they confuse Windows users.

 > BTW:
 > if I on win7 starts a new dosprompt, and then run
 > tlmgr --help
 > I get a long text, but the dosprompt will not let me scroll all the way 
 > back to the start of the text, so basically tlmgr --help is not quite 
 > helpful on win7 unless one knows | more

Suppose tlmgr pipes its output directly into more, how should your
users know how to get out of this program?


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