[texhax] whoops

Dan Luecking 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
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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