[tex-live] TeX Live installation tools

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Nov 16 13:49:34 CET 2010

On Di, 16 Nov 2010, Lars Madsen wrote:
> BTW: can we ask tlmgr (or other items in TeXLive perl bundle) for this  
> information
>  my $TEXDIR="$vars{'TEXDIR'}";
>   my $TEXDIRW="$vars{'TEXDIRW'}";
>   my $TEXMFVAR="$vars{'TEXMFVAR'}";
>   my $TEXMFLOCAL="$vars{'TEXMFLOCAL'}";
> because the create_uninstaller needs it (btw, this is not documented in  
> the perldoc info from TLWinGoo, I usually just read the source anyways)

On Di, 16 Nov 2010, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> The installer writes them to tlpkg/texlive.profile .

Don't use texlive.profile,

simply ask
	TEXMFSYSVAR ->	kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFSYSVAR
	TEXDIR -> kpsewhich -var-value SELFAUTOPARENT
	TEXDIRW is a problem, but I think this is not necessary
because it is only used for the portable installation setup.

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
JAIST, Japan                                 TeX Live & Debian Developer
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