[tex-live] tlmgr and TEXINPUTS

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 01:51:32 CET 2010


** Taco Hoekwater [2010-11-11 11:16:02 +0100]:

> On 11/11/2010 10:56 AM, Lars Madsen wrote:
>>and what if the user want to name $HOME/texmf differently or place it on
>>a different partition?
>>Actually what I was refering to is much similar to Ulrikes, I think we
>>used the miktex root feature for this particular user, who is now
>>switched to TL and cannot access his own files.
>>so if d:/foo/bar contains a TDS tree, the request is an interface of
>>some sorts to add this to this persons installation.
> I would find this useful as well.
> The 'context minimals' distribution has support for something similar
> to this, btw: it supports a variable called TEXMFPROJECT that normally
> points to a non-existent folder, but that can be set to a specific TDS
> tree whenever needed.
> So, for example, processing the NTG's Maps journal is done in a shell
> that starts with
>     $ export TEXMFPROJECT=~/maps/texmf
> I find this a very useful feature, because it allows per-project TDS
> trees, with (possibly) different package versions from my 'normal'
> setup.
> I know this is not exactly the same as the feature request in
> this thread (for one, TEXMFPROJECT requires actual user interaction,
> which seems to be too complex a task for the users of the miktex-style
> TDS option ;-)) but I wanted to mention it nonetheless.
But AFAIU context minimal already use the feature (I looked into
$CONTEXT_MINIMAL/tex/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf). One just need the "user"

WBR, Vladimir Lomov.

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