[tex-live] Problems with local /texmf on ntfs

Felix Kupprat kupprat at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 17 21:13:53 CEST 2009

Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2009/6/17 Felix Kupprat <kupprat at googlemail.com>:
>> Dear everyone! I have the following problem customizing my texlive
>> installation:
>> I want to include a personal texmf directory that lies on a ntfs partition
>> that is not the partition of the texlive installation. The installation-path
>> is /usr/local/texlive/
>> I have added the path to the custom directory to
>> /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf.cnf:
>> TEXMFDATEN = /media/Data/Dateien/miktexpersonal//
> You should not have the two slashes at the end here, they will be
> added later in the definition of TEXINPUT.* variables.

Thanks. Checked it and removed the double slash. However, it didn't 
solve the problem.

>> TEXMF =
>> This solution does not work completely. The file
>> ./miktexpersonal/bibtex/bst/biblatex/biblatex.bst is found running tex using
>> the biblatex package.
>> However, the files ./miktexpersonal/tex/latex/biblatex/bbx/authoryear.bbx
>> and the custom style ./miktexpersonal/tex/latex/dai/bbx/dai.bbx can not be
>> found.
>> Copying the whole folder like it is to my home directory and modifying the
>> entry in the texmf.cnf everything works fine. I have tried various
>> debug-commands that I found in the kpahsea-documentation, but they didn't
>> actually help me (for a post of the output and discussion (in german) see
>> http://www.golatex.de/viewtopic,p,10756.html#10756).
>> As everything works fine with the same directory-structure in my
>> home-directory, I suppose that there is some incompatibility with the ntfs
>> format of the other partition. Files are not compressed and don't make
>> problems under Linux. Has anyone any idea what I have done wrong or how I
>> can solve the problem? Tank You!
>> System Information:
>> Ubuntu 9.04
>> texlive 2008
>> editor: Lyx 1.6.2
>> Why I want to do this? I have a MikTeX 2.7 installation and Windows XP on
>> the same system and want to use the same custom texmf on both systems. As
>> Windows doesn't read the EXT partition of the linux installation, the
>> directory has to be put on a windows-compatible partition.

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