[tex-live] getnonfreefonts --help
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 16:24:07 CET 2009
I have tried to symlink kpsewhich to the directory which is at the
beginning of my PATH. If I do it with kpsewhich 2007, then kpsewhich
--expand-path=\$TEXMFHOME reports /home/wagner/texmf. If I do it with
kpsewhich 2008, it reports ~/texmf. Thus it seems that symliks work
unless there is another kind of problem. Probably more difficult
problems can only be detected by strace.
2009/1/28 Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at gmail.com>:
> On Wednesday 28 January 2009, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>> 2009/1/28 Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at gmail.com>:
>> > On Wednesday 28 January 2009, Akira Kakuto wrote:
>> >> > [nbecker at nbecker5 ~]$ ls -l /usr/local/bin/kpsewhich
>> >> > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 50 2009-01-27 14:47 /usr/local/bin/kpsewhich ->
>> >> > /usr/share/texlive-2008/bin/x86_64-linux/kpsewhich
>> >> >
>> >> > Yup, that's the correct kpsewhich. Why doesn't it work?
>> >> You have to remove the link /usr/local/bin/kpsewhich.
>> >> The place of kpsewhich:
>> >> /usr/share/texlive-2008/bin/x86_64-linux/
>> >> is important.
>> >> Best,
>> >> Akira
>> > So are you saying that the symlink option that tlinstall offered and I
>> > used doesn't actually work? I have to put the binaries into my path?
>> I have seen a lot of weird errors caused by clashes between TL and
>> residues of teTeX. These clashes are distro dependent and some
>> incomplete version of teTeX is installed due to dependencies even if
>> you select not to install it. The safest way is to put the bin path of
>> TL to the beginning of your PATH as suggested at the end of
> If symlinks don't work reliably I suggest adding a warning to tlinstall, or
> just deprecate them completely.
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