[tex-live] Feature request for TL 2014 (or later): Easier installation of local/experimental packages

Paul Vojta vojta at math.berkeley.edu
Fri Feb 14 20:23:17 CET 2014

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 02:31:49AM +0100, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2014-02-14 at 08:47:13 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
>  > People could use
>  > 	tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFPROJECT /some/test/texmf:/another/:/evenmore/
>  > to add trees, and
>  > 	tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFPROJECT ""
>  > to unset (although I am not sure if that works ATM in tlmgr with an empty "")
> A nonexistent directory doesn't hurt, hence an empty string should be
> ok too.

Not quite.  One should keep in mind that an extra colon in a list of paths
expands to the default for that path, so there may be some weird
interactions if someone, e.g., specifies TEXMF in an environment variable,
and that eventually expands to include an empty TEXMFPROJECT...

--Paul Vojta, vojta at math.berkeley.edu

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