[tex-live] tlmgr and TEXINPUTS

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Nov 9 15:30:44 CET 2010

On Di, 09 Nov 2010, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> > So then all the complains here boil down to the request:
> > 	Please add a way to easily add another texmf tree to the 
> > 	search path.
> > Right.
> Exactly. And did I got it right that TEXINPUTS is not the correct
> variable for this? That Lars set you on the wrong track with its
> initial question? 

Right. There is already a way (easy?):
  tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFLOCAL '{/path/to/tree1;/path/to/tree2;...}'

The disadvantage here is that you have to have ls-R files (ie call
mktexlsr for all those trees) there.

But I just tried it now and it worked without a glitch.

So what is missing:
- more direct command line access to that
- a GUI
- a way to specify trees without ls-R searching (??? necessary?)

How is that handled in MikTeX?

Best wishes

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