[tex-live] install-tl inserts 2013/.. in TEXMFLOCAL

Wybo Dekker wybo at dekkerdocumenten.nl
Sat Jun 1 17:25:04 CEST 2013

On 2013-06-01 17:10, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2013/6/1 Wybo Dekker <wybo at dekkerdocumenten.nl>:
>> There are solutions for any language, I'm sure.
>> Such solutions are not always very *very* easy and simple, as we have
>> seen for the bash proposal and Karl's comments on it.
>> But my point is that it should not be needed to find solutions for
>> things that don't work as advertised in the first place.
> Was it explicitely advertised that in returns the absolute path?

no, I mean that install-tl, in the user interface, tells $TEXMFLOCAL to
be without the 2013/..

>> And why would we want an important TeX variable to have an illogical,
>> non-intuitive value? Only because it is so difficult to produce it?
>> And finally: if the solution is so very *very* simple, why not build it
>> into kpsewhich's output routine?
> As was already written, it requires recompilation of kpsea library for
> all platforms but it is now too late to build new binaries for TL
> 2013.

I'm not in a hurry, texlive 2014 would be great!


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