dluecking at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 28 19:54:50 CET 2014
On Oct 27 22:30:35 CET 2014 Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> > Alternatively, you can (re)set all TEXINPUTS.* to include the base
> > directory. [...]
>Not a good idea. Use things as they are documented. TeX Live is a
>complex system. It's too easy to shoot into your own leg. Whenever
>you change a TEXINPUTS.* variable I can guarantee you that the
>confusion outweighs the benefit.
The quote from my posting leaves out the next sentence (that 56
changes are required), which shows that this was obviously not a
serious suggestion. I included it to show how much work was
involved in doing what the OP literally requested, so that the
main point (files should be in texmf/tex/ and not in texmf/) would
be taken to heart.
Personally, I have left the "standard 56" as is, but have added four
new TEXINPUTS.*. One of them actually does search $TEXMF/ in addition
to $TEXMF/tex/ .
Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
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