[tex-live] pretest'11 begin

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue May 31 20:59:05 CEST 2011

On 2011-05-31 at 14:48:37 +0200, Ingo Krabbe wrote:

 > Times ago I chose /usr/share/texlive/ as a base for 2010, which
 > made no problem.  The installer detected my customizations in
 > /usr/share/texlive/texmf-local and used that, as far as I can see
 > now.

The installer doesn't care about texmf-local at all.  Only if it's not
there already, it creates a texmf-local tree with a few empty

Your customizations are found because 




lead to the same directory, namely


If you install another version somewhere else, for instance
/opt/texlive, then you have to copy texmf-local manually.

The texmf-local directory is yours.  Neither the installer nor tlmgr
care about what it contains and they don't touch any files there.
Only mktexlsr updates texmf-local/ls-R.


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