[tex-live] TEXMFHOME when using install-tl on a Mac

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Oct 6 13:37:42 CEST 2011

On Oct 6, 2011, at 6:02 AM, Norbert Preining wrote:

> On Do, 06 Okt 2011, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> Suppose one installs TL via the script with its default values and then discovers things aren't where they expected. Remembering that they installed TL into a directory they could access (after all, that's why they didn't install via the MacTeX installer) could they simply create a texmf.cnf file with the variables defined above and install it into .../texlive/2011/ and then have everything set up like TL via MacTeX for ``personal directories''? I.e., is that all the install script does when it request non-default values for those variables?
> THis is *anyway* what is happening behind the scenes of the installer.
> If you change *any* of the default values, it is not changed in the 
> main texmf.cnf file, because that might be updated later on, but
> a file 2011/texmf.cnf is created (fromthe installer) and the changed
> values are written down there.
> Best wishes
> Norbert


Thanks Norbert. That's the information I wanted to know.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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