[tex-live] texmf-dist -> texmf for TL'13

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Jan 25 11:23:36 CET 2013

Seems to do the trick, thanks nico

Basically I need it for my TL transplant script. In my current version I assume texmf-var and texmf-config are in the normal locations in order to install the 'true' TL uninstaller. For a 'standard' TL this works just fine. Haven't seen any problems yet, but it would be nice to be able to just ask for these folders instead.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Nicolas Richard [theonewiththeevillook at yahoo.fr]
Sent: 25 January 2013 11:04
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] texmf-dist -> texmf for TL'13

Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> writes:

> I think it is a good idea

FWIW, I like the idea too, especially since I often wondered why there were
two directories (so thanks for the explanation, too.)

> BTW: does anyone know how to ask an existing TL installation where it
> has placed the equivalents of texmf-var and texmf-config?? i.e. if the
> users has used the advanced installer to place things in alternative
> locations?

Maybe this is naive, but I can do the following on my install :

$ kpsewhich -expand-var='$TEXMFSYSCONFIG'
$ kpsewhich -expand-var='$TEXMFSYSVAR'


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