[tex-live] Sorting out updmap/updmap-sys-troubles

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu May 24 13:26:50 CEST 2012

On 24/05/2012 13:15, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> But probably such a normal user can't create local trees in the home
> directory ("user profile" on windows) of other user. So I assume the
> other user will have to extend the installation somehow at first
> use. 
The TL installer doesn't create any per-user local tree. On Unix, many user
accounts don't represent "real" users, so it would be a nightmare to figure that
out. Some directories such as TEXMFVAR are created automatically the first time
they are need, others like TEXMFHOME need to be created manually the first time
the user needs them.

> I think that is a good idea. Quite a lot users want simply to use
> TeX for themselves, don't really understand the difference between
> using a tool "as admin" or "as user", and are bewildered that local
> user configurations and files take precedence over the files of the
> the almighty admin.  


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