[tex-live] TeX Live 2012 on Windows: Needs to set TEXMFHOME?

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Mon Jul 9 19:49:00 CEST 2012

On Sun, Jul 08, 2012 at 04:21:28PM -0700, Richard Stanton wrote:
> I just installed TeX LiVE 2012 on my Windows machine, leaving all directories at their default settings. However, until I explicitly set the environment variable TEXMFHOME to c:\home\texmf, pdfLaTeX could not find .sty files under that directory. I have HOME set to  c:\home, so I expected this to be found automatically, but if not, shouldn't the installation set TEXMFHOME?

Under Windows we make some attempt to doing things the Windows way
and use %userprofile% instead. Under xp, this is something like
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>, under w7 C:\users\<user

Note that explorer may show localized names.

Siep Kroonenberg

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